*#1 New York Times Bestseller! Winner of more than half a dozen literature awards in 2019! Recently released as a major motion picture! Also available as an abridged version for Young Adult readers.*
This incredible, heart-wrenching, and true story of a lawyer’s struggle to serve justice and mercy to those left behind by the US justice system is more than appropriate to our contemporary situations, policies, and cries for justice in this country.
Stevenson tells the story of one of his first big cases as a young defense attorney. His challenge was to defend a client on death row, faced with accusations of murder in a system where overarching politics, conspiracy theories, and legal manipulations take precedence over innocent lives of color. The author makes a profound case for bringing compassion into politics and merciful justice into the US justice system.