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The fortune men Book
Book | First American edition. | Alfred A. Knopf, New York : 2021.

  • 2 of 5 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 1 current hold with 5 total copies.
Place Hold
Branch Call Number Location Holdable? Status
Fonthill FIC Moham 2021 Adult NEW fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
Grimsby Fic Moh Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Thorold FIC MOHAM Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Welland Main FIC Moham New Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
Welland Main FIC Moham New Fiction Copy hold Checked out
About

"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." --
Details

  • ISBN: 9780593534366
  • ISBN: FIC Moham 2021
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
  • General Note:
    "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
  • Awards Note:
    Booker Prize finalist, 2021.

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