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In a tale taut with tension, events unfold hour by hour from the perspectives of nine people involved. They As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day ina young black man faces the final hours of his life: at midnight, eighteen-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl - a crime some believe he did not commit. They include Willie himself, who knows what really happened, and his father, desperately trying to reach the town jail to see his son malonės elizabeth svorio netekimas last time; the prosecuting lawyer, haunted by being forced to seek the death penalty against his convictions, and his wife, who believes Willie to be malonės elizabeth svorio netekimas the priest who has become a friend to Willie; and a mother whose only son is fighting in the Pacific, bent on befriending her black neighbours in defiance of her husband.
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