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The Summons

Grisham, John - SIGNED! First Printing!

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ISBN 10: 0385503822 / ISBN 13: 9780385503822
Verlag: Doubleday New York, 2002
Zustand: As New Hardcover
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Clean and tight, unread looking first printing. Signed very boldly on the front endpaper, 'Best wishes Elissa! John Grisham'. This is a perfect copy, with a near perfect protected jacket that is price clipped, which is this copy's only tiny fault. Attractive two colour binding. And did I forget to say it is also one of this author's very finest novels. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1230025530

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Titel: The Summons

Verlag: Doubleday New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition....

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An intelligent, low-key thriller, The Summons continues John Grisham's exploration of the common decencies of a strain of American commercial story-telling in literature and film that we often link to the work of Frank Capra or O Henry. He is not afraid of parable or of setting up situations that are at once archetypal and attractively specific. This is a tale of two brothers--one is righteous, more or less, and one is not--and a question of their inheritance. Ancient Mississippi judge Atlee summons his two sons to his deathbed, but dies before he can explain himself, leaving Ray, who arrives on time unlike his drunkard brother Forest with the difficult problem of the three million dollars in used notes which are lying around the house in shoe-boxes. Ray worries about his father's posthumous reputation, about the Inland Revenue Service and about how quickly Forrest could drink himself to death with unlimited funds. Grisham is very acute indeed on how the best of intentions lead Ray not to any significant crime or atrocity but to quietly unconscionable behaviour. And then he realises he is being followed... Grisham can build suspense out of remarkably little and has a real gift for understanding the quiet anxieties of an ordinary man. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep.And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years.

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"The Summons ranks as my absolute favorite in many years...[with] an ending too delicious and morally instructive to give away."--USA Today

"A pleasure to read...a good yarn."--The Washington Post

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