To celebrate the release of Grace Mead's new book Defense of An Other, we're giving away two paperback copies of the novel!
Matt Durant’s day had started like any other in the French Quarter of New Orleans, but its ending would change his life irrevocably. After a few beers, Matt works up the courage to visit a gay bar, where he meets a stranger named Joey Buckner. When the two men duck into an alley behind the bar to take a leak, three drunks target them. Joey is viciously beaten. Desperate to save Joey’s life, Matt has no choice but to intervene and, in so doing, kills one of the men.
Matt is arrested for murder and thrown in Orleans Parish Prison. In order to call upon his boss for help he will be forced out of the closet as none of his colleagues know he is gay. As Matt goes to trial he will struggle with the rejection of others and his own self-acceptance, as much as the horrifying possibility of a guilty verdict.
Defense of An Other is an assured and emotionally charged debut, using elegant Southern storytelling to confront issues ofhuman identity, religion, tolerance, equality, fairness and kindness, all of which are sharply underscored by the chilly detachment ofthe legal process.
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