The Final Case

In 1995, Guterson took the reading world by storm with his novel, Snow Falling on Cedars. Now, more than 20 years later, he promises to do so again with his latest, The Final Case. Guterson deftly weaves several plots surrounding the work and personal life of aging attorney, Royal and a washed-up novelist son. Every morning, Royal puts on a suit and takes his briefcase to work in the hopes that he can be useful to a firm with few cases to offer him. In taking the case of a white fundamentalist Christian charged with the horrific abuse and murder of her adopted Ethiopian daughter–a case no one else would touch–Royal reveals his conflicting internal moral struggles and commitment to justice. His son, in helping his elderly father carry out his responsibilities, meditates on the nature of good work and a life well lived. Recommended by Kelly

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ISBN: 9780525521327
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Published: Knopf - January 11th, 2022

From the award-winning, best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars—a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life.