The Guardian Angel of Lawyers

The Guardian Angel of Lawyers

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Uruguayan writer Laura Chalar makes her American fiction debut in this interlinked collection of short stories, translated from the Spanish by the author.

Chalar’s fiction debut, THE GUARDIAN ANGEL OF LAWYERS comprises thirteen stories, all examining the themes of guilt and innocent, punishment, legal culpability, and moral justification. Here, a well-respected lawyer is haunted by a crime he committed in his youth. Violence between a young couple offers a harried criminal judge an unlikely chance for redemption. A controversial college professor enlists one of his students to obtain the skull of a murderer in order to prove a groundbreaking theory. In this collection of stories, many of them drawing from her experience of the legal profession, Chalar explores issues of morality and conflict, shedding light on our most questionable actions and on the enduring effects of things we do to others and ourselves.