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The Resource Shepherds & butchers, Chris Marnewick

Shepherds & butchers, Chris Marnewick

Label
Shepherds & butchers
Title
Shepherds & butchers
Statement of responsibility
Chris Marnewick
Title variation
Shepherds and butchers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
South Africa, 1987. Apartheid. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard working on death row commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial - and the court's sentence - seems a foregone conclusion. Hotshot lawyer John Weber reluctantly takes on the seemingly unwinnable case. A passionate opponent of the death penalty, John discovers that young Leon worked on death row in the nation's most notorious prison, under traumatic conditions: befriending the inmates over the years while having to assist their eventual execution. As the court hearings progress, the case offers John the opportunity to put the entire system of legally sanctioned murder on trial. How can one man take such a dual role of friend and executioner, becoming both shepherd and butcher? Inspired by true events, this is the story that puts the death penalty on trial and changes history
Cataloging source
NLE
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Marnewick, C. G.
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apartheid
  • Capital punishment
  • Correctional personnel
  • Criminal defense lawyers
  • South Africa
Label
Shepherds & butchers, Chris Marnewick
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Publication
Note
"First published in South Africa in 2008 by Umuzi"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9781784753436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn985606069
  • (OCoLC)985606069
Label
Shepherds & butchers, Chris Marnewick
Publication
Note
"First published in South Africa in 2008 by Umuzi"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9781784753436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn985606069
  • (OCoLC)985606069

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