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Length: 240 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Did you watch the Netflix series "Making a murderer" about Steven Avery. Then you should definately read this exciting story. Quite parallell but even more dramatic and with a totally different outcome.

‘Do you know what's the worst sitting here in this cell, Marit? Never to get the smell of soil and grass. I haven't set foot on green grass for five years’
This is the story of Ivan Ray Murphy Jr who, at the age of 28, was condemned to death for the murder of a defenceless old woman. In his youth Murphy had regularly mowed the lawn of the victim, his grandmother’s friend and neighbour. He never confessed.

Over a period of ten years and through the medium of more than a hundred letters, Murphy, who was known as Pee-Wee, shared his innermost thoughts with his twenty years older Norwegian pen friend, the author of this book, Marit Lund Bødtker, and in so doing afforded her an insight into a hitherto completely unknown world. The author twice travelled to the prison in Huntsville, Texas, where Murphy was held and from where he worked tirelessly to regain his freedom. In the course of their long friendship, at the condemned man’s urging Marit Lund Bødtker agreed to write a book about his life. This is that book.

‘Whether he is innocent, as he claims to be, or guilty, Murphy is first and foremost a human being, a man with his own personal strengths and weaknesses, dreams and aspirations. In all probability readers will sometimes find themselves agreeing with him, at other times totally at variance with his conduct and opinions, just as they do with other people they meet or read about.’ From the afterword by John Peder Egenæs, Secretary General, Amnesty International Norway

About the Author

Marit Lund Bodtker is a Norwegian author of nine books. She is also an educated librarian, journalist, editor and former literary agent. She exchanged over hundred letters with the inmate Ivan Ray Murphy Jr. on Death Row over a period of ten years. Her book was first published in Norwegian by Manifest forlag. Her translator Basil Cowlishaw is an Englishman who has lived in Norway for several years. He is a well known translator of several books into English. In 2017 the author founded an online course in how indie writers can proceed to edit their own books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2015 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Yuniku Publishing; 1 edition (27 October 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B076Y9K4MV
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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