Al-tounsi: A Novel by Anton PiatigorskyAl-tounsi: A Novel by Anton Piatigorsky

Al-tounsi: A Novel

byAnton Piatigorsky

Paperback | March 1, 2017

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Al-Tounsi is the debut novel by the award-winning playwright, Anton Piatigorsky, and tells the story of the US Supreme Court's handling of a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in a US military base. Although the novel follows the case as it maneuvers through the minds and hands of the Justices-the larger-than-life Killian Quinn in the throes of a dangerous affair, the ambitious but insecure Gideon Rosen desperate to make his mark on history, the famed feminist Sarah Kolmann staring down the prospect of losing her husband to cancer--it is ultimately shepherded by one Justice in particular, Rodney Sykes, who begins the novel in emotional crisis. After his wife's sudden death a year earlier, his relationship with Cassandra, his grown daughter, is in tatters, and he feels unable to repair it. As news of Cassandra's affair with her boss, a prominent circuit court Judge, comes to light, Rodney confronts his own repression and demons, and gradually allows his private life to influence his legal reasoning. Al-Tounsi explores in detail how the personal stories and life dramas, career rivalries and political sympathies of these titans blend with their philosophies to create the most important legal decisions of our time.
Anton Piatigorsky (Toronto, Ontario) is an award-winning writer of plays, librettos and fiction. The Iron Bridge, his first work of fiction, published by Steerforth Press, an imprint of Random House, is a collection of short stories about 20th Century dictators as teenagers, and was named a runner up for the 2012 Danuta Gleed Literary ...
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Title:Al-tounsi: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.02 × 6.04 × 0.72 inPublished:March 1, 2017Publisher:AnkerwyckeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634256093

ISBN - 13:9781634256094

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent I first learned about this book from a podcast, and I'm so glad I listened. While supposedly about a Supreme Court trial, to me the book explores human nature, and what it means to be human. Completely engaging, I loved it
Date published: 2017-11-07