The Trials of Lawyer Pratt

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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?

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Published: Oct. 18, 2010
Words: 82,780
Language: English
ISBN: 9780965401821
About Bert Goolsby

Bert Goolsby, a former Chief Deputy Attorney General of South Carolina and Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, has authored three short-story collections, Five Stockings, Sweet Potato Biscuits, and Humanity, Darling, and published four novels, The Trials of Lawyer Pratt, Familiar Shadows, Harpers' Joy, and Her Own Law. South Carolina Lawyers Weekly also serialized Harpers' Joy. His short stories "A Presbyterian Cookbook" and "The Fan Dancer" appear in the anthologies On Grandma's Porch and More Sweet Tea, respectively. Marlo Thomas included his piece "Truck No. 15" in her work The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2. A Citadel graduate with a law degree from the University of South Carolina and an advanced law degree from the University of Virginia, he lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Prue. They have one son, Philip Lane Goolsby, M.D., a family physician who resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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