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Pleasantville

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book (nominee)
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX's Empire, this sophisticated thriller sees lawyer Jay Porter - hero of her bestseller Black Water Rising - return to fight one last case, only to become embroiled in a dangerous game of shadowy politics and a witness to how far those in power are willing to go to win.

Fifteen years after his career-defining case against Cole Oil, Jay Porter is broke and tired. That victory might have won the environmental lawyer fame, but thanks to a string of appeals, he hasn't seen a dime. His latest case - representing Pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire - is dragging on, shaking his confidence and raising doubts about him within this upwardly mobile black community on Houston's north side. Though Jay still believes in doing what's right, he is done fighting other people's battles. Once he has his piece of the settlement, the single father is going to devote himself to what matters most - his children.

His plans are abruptly derailed when a female campaign volunteer vanishes on the night of Houston's mayoral election, throwing an already contentious campaign into chaos. The accused is none other than the nephew and campaign manager of one of the leading candidates - a scion of a prominent Houston family headed by the formidable Sam Hathorne. Despite all the signs suggesting that his client is guilty - and his own misgivings - Jay can't refuse when a man as wealthy and connected as Sam asks him to head up the defense. Not if he wants that new life with his kids. But he has to win.

Plunging into a shadowy world of ambitious enemies and treacherous allies armed with money, lies, and secrets, Jay reluctantly takes on his first murder trial - a case that will put him and his client, and an entire political process, on trial.

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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter Series)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-225940-7 / 978-0-06-225940-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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April 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-84668-948-1 / 978-1-84668-948-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pleasantville: A Novel
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-225934-2 / 978-0-06-225934-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-84668-949-X / 978-1-84668-949-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter Series)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-237043-X / 978-0-06-237043-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-78125-409-5 / 978-1-78125-409-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-4712-9926-0 / 978-1-4712-9926-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2015 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-237404-4 / 978-0-06-237404-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-4815-3490-4 / 978-1-4815-3490-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-4815-3491-2 / 978-1-4815-3491-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pleasantville: A Novel
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: Harper
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April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK