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The fortune men

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Summary: "Based on a true event, The Fortune Men tells the intimate, harrowing story of the last man in Britain to be sentenced to death. In Cardiff, Wales in 1952, Mahmood Mattan, a young Somali sailor, is accused of a crime he did not commit: the brutal killing of Violet Volacki, a shopkeeper from Tiger Bay. At first, Mahmood believes he can ignore the fingers pointing his way; he may be a gambler and a petty thief, but he is no murderer. He is a father of three, secure in his innocence and his belief in British justice. But as the trial draws closer, his prospect for freedom dwindles. Now, Mahmood must stage a terrifying fight for his life, with all the chips stacked against him: a shoddy investigation, an inhumane legal system, and, most evidently, pervasive and deep-rooted racism at every step. Under the shadow of the hangman's noose, Mahmood begins to realize that even the truth may not be enough to save him. A haunting tale of miscarried justice, this book offers a chilling look at the dark corners of our humanity." --

Currently available copies

  • 19 / 22 copies available at PINES

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  • 1 current hold on 22 total copies.
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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
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31001005177077 NEW-BKS Available
Dougherty County Public Library:
      Central Branch
F MOHAMED, NADIFA
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31018904936585 FIC Available
Dougherty County Public Library:
      Tallulah Branch
F MOHAMED, NADIFA
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31018904915571 FIC Available
Flint River Regional Library System:
      Griffin-Spalding County Library
MOHAMED
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31022010099338 LEASE Available
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Bull St. Library
F MOHA
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31008000414244 BULL FIRST FLOOR Checked out
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Garden City Library
F MOHA
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31008000414240 NEW On holds shelf
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Hinesville Library
F MOHA
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31008000414246 NEW Checked out
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Islands Library
F MOHA
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31008000414237 FICTION Available
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Oglethorpe Mall Library - Savannah
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31008000414239 OM SECOND FLOOR Reshelving
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Pooler Library
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