Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi - a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray’s younger brother, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. 'The summons' is typed by the judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place where he grew up and now prefers to avoid.
Sobre o Autor
John Grisham é escritor e ex-político norte-americano nascido em
Jonesboro, em 1955. De acordo com a Publishers Weekly, o autor é o
sexto mais lido dos EUA. Grishan começou a ler muito jovem e tornou-se
um admirador das obras do escritor John Steinbeck. Decidido a
trabalhar na área de Direito, atuou como advogado de defesa criminal e
em processos por danos físicos. O primeiro livro escrito por Grishan
foi o Tempo de Matar, em 1989, e suas obras...Veja todas as obras deste Autor.