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Prima facie : a novel Book
Book | First U.S. edition. | Henry Holt and Company, New York : 2024.

  • 0 of 2 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Branch Call Number Location Holdable? Status
Fleming - Beamsville FIC Miller 2024 Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
Grimsby Fic Mil Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
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This is not life, this is law... Tessa Ensler loves her job. She's worked her way up to being a top criminal defense barrister against all the odds, and fights to defend those pleading not guilty. Tessa believes in the law, believes in the system. Her quick-witted cross-examinations and intelligence in the courtroom see her clocking up win after win -- including securing freedom for men accused of rape and sexual assault. Innocence until proven guilty is, after all, the bedrock of a civilized society. But when Tessa is raped by a coworker, she struggles to find the strength to bring him to justice in the face of the barriers and opposition within that same system. Determined to have her day in court, Tessa is forced to confront the stark reality that the law was not written for victims, and that she is the one on trial. She fights on, even as her evidence is manipulated to make her look like a liar, even while she is retraumatized in the stand.
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  • ISBN: 9781250292209
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2024.

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