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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221255421
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 208
Size : 130 x 200 mm
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In your personal Opinion

Collection : La Bête noire
Série : Les Ondes
Release date : 06/01/2022
The first book published under the new label “The Waves” (Les Ondes) of Robert Laffont’s new imprint “The Bane” (La Bête Noire).
One day in November, Clémentine Thiebault receives a letter from the Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence. Informing her of her selection by drawing lots, the letter summons her to take on the function of juror for a session of the Court of Justice of the Bouches-du-Rhône region. This is her... One day in November, Clémentine Thiebault receives a letter from the Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence. Informing her of her selection by drawing lots, the letter summons her to take on the function of juror for a session of the Court of Justice of the Bouches-du-Rhône region. This is her story.
 “I don’t know if there is anything like a model trial, but for every trial, the announcing of the verdict is the summoning up of the whole process. For the three accused, their solicitors, the prosecutor, the judge and the jurors, it is the crucial moment that will put an end to seven trial days and a court case in appeal for a murder organized and committed by a group as well as for complicity pertaining to the same crime. An end to the tragic tale of three minor thieves wanting to settle a score, driven by senseless stupidity and uninhibited violence. Three guys in a garage setting a trap for their victim and ending up killing him with their bare hands”.

Key points:
First book under the new label “The Waves” of the new Robert Laffont imprint “The Bane”.
Publication close to the schedule of the French courts which resume their activity after the winter break in January.
The author is a journalist reporting on crime fiction and a well-known host of several literary salons dedicated to the genre.
A gripping testimony which develops and draws universal lessons from a deeply personal experience whilst interrogating our own attitude towards crime. The choice of a narrator in the first person allows the reader to identify with her story and to put himself in her place.
In your personal Opinion is the log book of a trial which is rendered in its daily events, encapsulating the experiences of the jurors, the surroundings of a court of law and the mechanisms of a major court case.
A sensorial experience for the reader who witnesses for himself the noises of the court, the clicking of the handcuffs, the thud of a man hit by a fist and the unexpected eruption of verbal and physical violence.
The account of a citizen that documents thoroughly the judicial process and can be used as a model for potential and future jurors.
A literary landmark that bears testimony to the violence of our time.
 
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EAN : 9782221255421
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 208
Size : 130 x 200 mm
Robert Laffont