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The Devil Amongst the Lawyers: A Ballad Novel (Ballad Novels)
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers: A Ballad Novel (Ballad Novels) by Sharyn McCrumb 0312558163 9780312558161
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The Devil Amongst the Lawyers: A Ballad Novel (Ballad Novels) by Sharyn McCrumb

In 1934 all the national publications sent their star reporters to remote Virginia to cover the trial of Erma Morton: a beautiful 21-year-old year old mountain girl with a teaching degree, accused of murdering her father--a drunken tyrant of a man. Eager for a new cause celebre to capture the publics imagination, they were counting on reports of horse-drawn buggies, run-down shacks, children in thread-bare clothes--all of the stereotypes of mountain life. But among them is Carl Jennings, an 18-year-old mountain boy on his first job. An eager, honest journalist, he reports accurately--describing telephones, electricity, gas stations, and coal company executive So when their reports conflict, Carl is condemned, while the seasoned journalists perpetuate the myths of country life--and Erma Mortons guilt or innocence is literally sold to the highest bidder--a wronged woman on trial sells papers. Soon, it is not the murder that is of interest: but the vultures attracted by the deaths. In the midst of all this, Carl continues to search for the truth, relying on his younger cousin, Nora--gifted with the sight--for help. A stunning return to the lands, ballads and characters upon which she made her name, Devil Amongst the Lawyers is a testament to Sharyn McCrumbs lyrical and poetic writing.

Author: Sharyn McCrumb

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Publication Date: 2010-06-22

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ISBN: 0312558163


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