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The promise of the pelican : a novel

Author: Roy Hoffman
Publisher: New York : Arcade CrimeWise, [2022] ©2022
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Arcade CrimeWise EditionView all editions and formats
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"At once a literary crime novel and an intergenerational family drama, The Promise of the Pelican is set in the multicultural South, where justice might depend on the color of your skin and your immigration status. Hank Weinberg is a modern day Atticus Finch, recently retired as a defense attorney in Mobile, Alabama, and a Holocaust survivor, who fled the Nazis as a young child. With his daughter in rehab, he's now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
Fiction
Novels
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Hoffman
ISBN: 1950994341 9781950994342
OCLC Number: 1259049665
Notes: "An Arcade CrimeWise Book" -- From title page.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Roy Hoffman.

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"At once a literary crime novel and an intergenerational family drama, The Promise of the Pelican is set in the multicultural South, where justice might depend on the color of your skin and your immigration status. Hank Weinberg is a modern day Atticus Finch, recently retired as a defense attorney in Mobile, Alabama, and a Holocaust survivor, who fled the Nazis as a young child. With his daughter in rehab, he's now taking care of his special needs grandson. Mourning his dead wife, spending mornings fishing on the pier with other octogenarians, he passes the rest of his days watching over his sweet grandson with the help of Lupita, a young Honduran babysitter. When her brother Julio, an undocumented immigrant, is accused of murder, Hank must return to the courtroom to defend him while also trying to save his daughter and grandson's life from spinning out of control. The Promise of the Pelican takes its title from the legend that a pelican will pierce its own breast for blood to feed its starving chicks, a metaphor for one old man who risks all to save the vulnerable." --

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