The Resource The testament, John Grisham

The testament, John Grisham

Label
The testament
Title
The testament
Statement of responsibility
John Grisham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Troy Phelan, a 78 year old eccentric and the 10th-richest man in America, is about to read his last will and testament, divvying up an estate worth $11 billion. Phelan's three ex-wives, their grasping offspring, a legion of lawyers, several psychiatrists and a plethora of sound technicians wait breathlessly. However, the magnate shocks everyone with a bizarre, last-gasp attempt to redistribute the spoils, setting in motion a legal morality tale of a contested will, sin, and redemption. Nate O'Riley a washed up, alcoholic lawyer with two ruined marriages in his wake and the taxman on his tail is dispatched to the Brazilian wetlands in search of a mysterious heir named in the will. After a harrowing trip upriver, he encounters Rachel Lane, a pure-hearted missionary living with an indigenous tribe and carrying out "God's work." Rachel's grave dedication and kindness impress the jaded lawyer, so much so that a nasty bout of dengue fever leads him to a vision that could change his life
Summary
A suicidal billionaire, a burnt-out Washington litigator, and a woman who has forsaken technology to work in the wilds of Brazil are all brought together by an astounding mystery of the testament
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031426
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grisham, John
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women missionaries
  • Lawyers
  • Billionaires
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Women missionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
The testament, John Grisham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: [London] : Century, 1999
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
473 pages
Isbn
9780099538349
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 723844
  • (OCoLC)765533393
Label
The testament, John Grisham
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: [London] : Century, 1999
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
473 pages
Isbn
9780099538349
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 723844
  • (OCoLC)765533393

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