A PAINTED HOUSE, Grisham, John

Author Name    Grisham, John


Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Bantam 2004

ISBN Number    0385337930 / 9780385337939

Seller ID   RWARE0000038983

Ever since he published The Firm in 1991, John Grisham has remained the und isputed champ of the legal thriller. With A Painted House, however, he stri kes out in a new direction. As the author is quick to note, this novel incl udes "not a single lawyer, dead or alive," and readers will search in vain for the kind of lowlife machinations that have been his stock-in-trade. Ins tead, Grisham has delivered a quieter, more contemplative story, set in rur al Arkansas in 1952. It's harvest time on the Chandler farm, and the family has hired a crew of migrant Mexicans and "hill people" to pick 80 acres of cotton. A certain camaraderie pervades this bucolic dream team. But it's b ackbreaking work, particularly for the 7-year-old narrator, Luke: "I would pick cotton, tearing the fluffy bolls from the stalks at a steady pace, stu ffing them into the heavy sack, afraid to look down the row and be reminded of how endless it was, afraid to slow down because someone would notice."

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