In 1979, a journalist met a murderer, MacDonald, and decided to write the story of his crime, claiming that it would work in his defence. However, the resulting story was an indictment of the crime and the mind of its perpatrator. This book tells of the lawsuit which followed in 1984. The suit was filed by MacDonald against the writer. The underlying narrative of betrayed love was told so convincingly that at the trial five out of six jurors were persuaded that a man who was serving three consecutive life sentences for the murder of his wife and two small children was deserving of more sympathy than the writer.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Janet Malcolm
Publisher: Granta Books
Imprint: Granta Books
ISBN 10: 1847085342
Publication Date: 07 June 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Janet Malcolm's books include Reading Chekhov, In the Freud Archives, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession. Born in Prague, she grew up in New York, where she now lives.
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