The Fortune Men

Nadifa Mohamed

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE * SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARDBased on a true event, an intimate and harrowing novel about the last man in Cardiff to be sentenced to death.
In Cardiff, Wales, in 1952, Mahmood Mattan, a young Somali sailor, is accused of a crime he did not commit: the brutal killing of Violet Volacki, a shopkeeper from Tiger Bay. At first, Mahmood believes he can ignore the fingers pointing his way; he may be a gambler and a petty thief, but he is no murderer. He is a father of three, secure in his innocence and his belief in British justice.But as the trial draws closer, the prospect of his freedom dwindles. Now, Mahmood must fight for his life, with all the chips stacked against him: a shoddy investigation, an inhumane legal system, and, most evidently, pervasive and deep-rooted racism at every step. Under the shadow of the hangman's noose, Mahmood begins to realize that even the truth may not be enough to save him. A haunting tale of miscarried justice, The Fortune Men offers a chilling look at the dark corners of our humanity.

ISBN: 9780241562994
Publication Date: 30-Aug-2021
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited