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The fortune men  Cover Image Book Book

The fortune men / Nadifa Mohamed.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593534366
  • ISBN: 0593534360
  • Physical Description: [320] pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Life change events > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Racism > Wales > Fiction.
Judicial error > Great Britain > Fiction.
Tiger Bay (Cardiff, Wales) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Life change events.
Murder > Investigation.
Wales > Cardiff > Tiger Bay.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
Historical fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)

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La Conner Regional Library FIC MOHAMED 110835 FICTION Checked out 10/10/2022

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