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The Resource The body in question, a novel by Jill Ciment

The body in question, a novel by Jill Ciment

Label
The body in question
Title
The body in question
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Jill Ciment
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The place: central Florida. The situation: a sensational murder trial involving a rich, white teenage girl--a twin--on trial for the horrific murder of her toddler brother, and the sequestered jury deciding her fate. Two of the jurors sequestered (she, Juror C-2; he, F-17), holed up at the Econo-Lodge off I-75. As the shocking and numbing details of the crime and its surrounding facts are revealed during a string of days and seemingly endless court hours, the nights, playing out in a series of court-financed meals Hannah and Graham fall into a furtive affair, keeping their oath, as jurors, never to discuss the trial. During deliberations the lovers learn they are on opposing sides of the case and realize that their fellow jurors are wise to their affair. After the trial's end, as Hannah returns home to her much older, now, suddenly, frail husband (they married when she was 24; he, 58) an exploding media fury involving the case catches them all up in a frenzy of public outrage at a jury that seems to have convicted the wrong twin, and a judge who has received an anonymous handwritten letter about a series of sexual encounters ("I feel it is my duty as a juror and a citizen to report that two of my fellow jurors had sexual contact on more than seven occasions during our nights at the motel..."), calling into question their respective verdicts, and announcing she is releasing the jurors' names to the media. Hannah's "one last dalliance before she is too old" takes on profoundly personal and moral consequences, as the novel moves to its affecting, powerful and surprising conclusion
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Ciment, Jill
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Trials (Murder)
  • Florida
  • Adultery
Label
The body in question, a novel by Jill Ciment
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1049577535
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9781524747985
Lccn
2018037798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049577535
Label
The body in question, a novel by Jill Ciment
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1049577535
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9781524747985
Lccn
2018037798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049577535

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