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Midnight man, David Eric Tomlinson

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Midnight man
Title
Midnight man
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David Eric Tomlinson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Tomlinson meshes local politics, college basketball, and the South in this wonderfully gritty crime novel you just can't put down." --Dave White, author of An Empty Hell . . . Summer, 1994. Dean Goodnight, the first Choctaw Indian employed by the Oklahoma County public defender's office, pulls a new case--the brutal murder of a once-promising basketball star. The only witness is Caleb, the five-year-old son of the prime suspect, Billy. Investigating the murder, Dean draws four strangers into Billy's orbit, each of whom becomes deeply invested in the suspect's fate--and in Caleb's. There's Aura Jefferson, the victim's sister, a nurse struggling with the loss of her brother; Aura's patient Cecil Porter, a paraplegic whose own dreams of playing pro basketball were shattered fifty years ago; Cecil's brother, the entrepreneur and political manipulator "Big" Ben Porter; and Ben's wife, Becca, who discovers a link between the young Caleb and her own traumatic past. As Billy's trial approaches, these five are forced to confront their deepest disappointments, hopes, and fears. And when tragedy strikes again, their lives are forever entwined. "The Midnight Man is a novel about family in the modern world and the difficulties of finding true understanding in even the closest relationships. Woven around and through a tragic death penalty case, the characters come alive on each page. We see vividly, richly, the human demands on those caught up in America's system of capital punishment. This novel gives a rich portrait of the forces driving wedges between people on different sides of the death penalty debate and, perhaps more importantly, the forces that unite them. This is a sad but wonderful book." --Austin Sarat, author of When the State Kills. "With its swiftly moving plot and compelling cast of characters, The Midnight Man is a lively portrait of America bearing down on the end of the last century: divided by race, united by the sense that we're all in this together, set to be transformed by unimaginable violence. David Eric Tomlinson has the novelist's finely tuned ear for language, the journalist's grasp of unfolding history, and the native son's unerring sense of place. His is an important new voice." --Rilla Askew, author The Mercy Seat and Strange Business"--
  • "Dean Goodnight, the first Choctaw Indian employed by the Oklahoma County public defender's office, pulls a new case--the brutal murder of a once-promising basketball star. The only witness is Caleb, the five-year-old son of the prime suspect. Investigating the murder, Dean draws four strangers into his client's orbit, each of whom becomes deeply involved in the case--and in Caleb's fate. There's Aura Jefferson, the victim's sister, a proud black nurse struggling with the death of her brother; Aura's patient Cecil Porter, a bigoted paraplegic whose own dreams of playing professional basketball were shattered fifty years ago; Cecil's shady brother, the entrepreneur and political manipulator "Big" Ben Porter; and Ben's wife Becca, who uncovers a link between the young Caleb and her own traumatic past. As the trial approaches, these five are forced to confront their deepest disappointments, hopes, and fears. And when tragedy strikes again, their lives are forever entwined"--
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Tomlinson, David Eric
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.O565
LC item number
M53 2017
Literary form
fiction
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  • Public defenders
  • Choctaw Indians
  • Basketball players
  • Murder
  • Child witnesses
  • Capital punishment
  • Family secrets
  • Legal fiction
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Midnight man, David Eric Tomlinson
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ocn953710719
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pages cm
Isbn
9781507201091
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(paperback)
Lccn
2016031743
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Midnight man, David Eric Tomlinson
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn953710719
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781507201091
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016031743
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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