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The True American

Murder and Mercy in Texas

by Anand Giridharadas

Hardcover, 319 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |


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Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the State of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty. 20,000 first printing.

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