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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
ebook, 359 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Ankerwycke
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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
Anton Piatigorsky is the author of THE IRON BRIDGE (Goose Lane Editions), AL-TOUNSI (Crowsnest Books) and several plays, including ETERNAL HYDRA (Coach House Books). He lives in Toronto.
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