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Dead & Living

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Jane Bow covered the trial of Rodger Pearse Brown, and this novel is the fictionalized result of that experience and of the many hours spent with the accused. "Dead and Living" is a compelling examination of the Canadian justice system, the effects of such a trial on the accused's family, an
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 16th 1994 by Mercury Press (first published 1993)
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Mark Victor Young
Jun 20, 2009 Mark Victor Young rated it really liked it
Imagine a trial for a murder in which the accused turned himself in to police 25 years after the fact, but cannot remember whether or not he committed the crime. He hopes that the court will be able to hash out all the details and provide him with the magic, shining truth once and for all. Sounds like an unlikely set of circumstances, doesn't it? But unlikely or not, it is the premise of this novel by Jane Bow, and further, it is based on a true story that the author covered as a young ...more
Rosemarie Boll
Feb 18, 2011 Rosemarie Boll rated it really liked it
Dead and Living is based on the trial of Vancouverite Rodger Pearse Brown. In 1971, Brown contacted the RCMP. Dogged by guilt, he said he might have killed a cab driver in Ontario in 1947, but he did not know for sure. He was with a couple of other drifters and they had all been drinking heavily. The police reopened the case and charged him with murder. The author of the novel is a journalist who reported on Brown’s 1972 trial. The book contains true portions of the trial interspersed with ...more
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Jan 08, 2013 Jane Bow rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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