Posts Tagged ‘statement of facts’

On The Guilt Project: Rape Morality and Law & Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts by Vanessa Place

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The Guilt Project
by Vanessa Place
Other Press, 2010
336 pages / $25  Buy from Amazon

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Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts
by Vanessa Place
Blanc Press, 2010
430 pages / $45 (HB), $25 (PB)  Buy from Blanc Press

 

 

 

Among the individuals in Los Angeles who are responding to heavyweight issues exists an  uncanny force: Vanessa Place. A criminal defense attorney, she defends what some categorize as the lost, the wretched: indigent criminals, repeat sex offenders and violent predators. Some criminals learn valuable lessons while incarcerated; others leave prison refueled, angry and ready to re-enter what’s left of the world as a less worthy version of themselves, less interested in following pre-ordained rules. This is where Place steps in: the blurry space between offense and re-offense, perpetrator and victim, right and wrong, ethics and morality. Place explains, “I work as a combination street sweeper and factory worker. I follow what’s gone before, mopping up after the bloody mess, squaring the legal corners, assembling the lives disassembled by tragedy, and reducing reams of paper to bite-sized pellets.”(p.2)

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Statement of Facts

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

I love this manifestation mode developing, objects offered to be: Statement of Facts by Vanessa Place.