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The Associate: A Novelby John Grisham
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GRISHAM HAS A FIELD DAY…The Associate grabs the reader quickly and becomes impossible to put down. -Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Grisham's confident style hasn’t changed, and THERE’S SUSPENSE APLENTY. -People
Grisham makes it easy for us to keep flipping the pages…A DEVASTATING PORTRAIT OF THE BIG-TIME, BIG-BUCKS LEGAL WORLD. -Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post
Throughout, Grisham unwinds the spool of his narrative at a MASTERFUL, page-turning pace that pulls readers in and keeps them wanting more…The Associate is an absorbing thriller that's A FITTING FOLLOW-UP TO THE FIRM. -The Boston Globe
COMPULSIVELY READABLE…You're peering into a secret world of power and money. What more could you or any red-blooded American ask for? -Time magazine
A PAGE-TURNER…Kyle McAvoy recalls Mitch McDeere from Grisham's breakout novel The Firm. He's young, idealistic, handsome, a little too cocky for his own good, but a brilliant lawyer who gets pulled in over his head and given an education in how the world really works. -The Los Angeles Times
From the Hardcover edition.
Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, John Grisham was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.
Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Realizing he didn't have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.
One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many
The author of such best-selling legal thrillers as A Time to Kill, The Last Juror, The Firm, and The Brethren presents his latest novel of courtroom and legal suspense as he offers a provocative look inside the American justice system. Reprint. A best-selling novel.
JOHN GRISHAM has written twenty previous novels and one work of nonfiction, The Innocent Man, published in 2006. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
From the Hardcover edition.
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