An edition of The Book of Memory (2001)

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An edition of The Book of Memory (2001)

The Book of Memory

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Memory, the narrator of Petina Gappah's The Book of Memory, is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, after being sentenced for murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. The death penalty is a mandatory sentence for murder, and Memory is, both literally and metaphorically, writing for her life. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers?

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Cover of: La confessione di Memory
La confessione di Memory
2016-10-01, Guanda
Cover of: The book of memory
The book of memory
2016, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
in English - First American edition.
Cover of: Book of Memory
Book of Memory: A Novel
2016, Faber & Faber, Limited
in English
Cover of: The Book of Memory
The Book of Memory
Mar 27, 2001, Faber & Faber

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PR9390.9.G37

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OL26813799M
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bookofmemory0000gapp
ISBN 10
057129684X
ISBN 13
9780571296842

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