The fortune men / Nadifa Mohamed.

Author
Mohamed, Nadifa, 1981- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First American edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
  • ©2021
Description
304 pages ; 25 cm.

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"Based on a true event, The Fortune Men tells the intimate, harrowing story of the last man in Britain to be sentenced to death. In Cardiff, Wales in 1952, Mahmood Mattan, a young Somali sailor, is accused of a crime he did not commit: the brutal killing of Violet Volacki, a shopkeeper from Tiger Bay. At first, Mahmood believes he can ignore the fingers pointing his way; he may be a gambler and a petty thief, but he is no murderer. He is a father of three, secure in his innocence and his belief in British justice. But as the trial draws closer, his prospect for freedom dwindles. Now, Mahmood must stage a terrifying fight for his life, with all the chips stacked against him: a shoddy investigation, an inhumane legal system, and, most evidently, pervasive and deep-rooted racism at every step. Under the shadow of the hangman's noose, Mahmood begins to realize that even the truth may not be enough to save him. A haunting tale of miscarried justice, this book offers a chilling look at the dark corners of our humanity." -- Provided by publisher.
Notes
"This is a Borzoi book"
ISBN
  • 9780593534366 (hardcover)
  • 0593534360 (hardcover)
LCCN
2021025194
OCLC
1256588158
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