The Trials of Lawyer Pratt
by Bert Goolsby
In the 1960s South, Billy Joe Pratt, a young lawyer, takes on the defense of Siggy Youmans, a bottle washer charged with murder and arrested holding the murder weapon. Pratt harbors no doubt whatever regarding Siggy’s guilt. And what does Siggy’s own mama say about her son's claim of innocence? “Iffen his lips are a’movin’, he’s a’lyin’." But is Siggy really lying?