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The debut novel by award-winning playwright Anton Piatigorsky tells the story of the behind-the-scenes story of U.S. Supreme Court Justices as they consider a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in an overseas military base. Inspired by a true case from 2008 addressing Guantanamo Bay, the fictional lawsuit of Al-Tounsi v. Shaw pits Majid Al-Tounsi, an Egyp ...more
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Published March 1st 2017 by Ankerwycke
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Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You may need to be a lawyer or a Supreme Court groupie to love this book, as it is very legal and at points quite technical. It also starts very drily. And it feels a wee bit dated, because the moral and legal concerns it addresses are those of 2008, and that was a benign time for the rule of law compared to now. But it's a great book just the same, with sharply drawn characters (including a nice homage to Scalia and Ginsberg via two of them) and a brilliantly played out moral story. If you have ...more
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Very much enjoyed. Was a smart but easy read. Ending felt a little vague and rushed, but overall an excellent book.
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Anton Piatigorsky is an award-winning writer of fiction, plays and librettos. "The Iron Bridge," his first work of fiction, is a collection of short stories about 20th Century dictators as teenagers, and was named a runner up for the 2012 Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

"Al-Tounsi," his debut novel, is being published by Ankerwycke, the trade imprint of the American Bar Association, on March 1, 2017.

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