Appassionante e intenso, un Buio oltre la siepe del terzo millennio.
Da più di vent’anni, Ruth Jefferson è infermiera ostetrica al Mercy-West Haven Hospital. Durante il proprio turno, mentre sta effettuando il check-up di un neonato, viene improvvisamente allontanata: i genitori di Davis sono bianchi suprematisti e non vogliono che Ruth, afroamericana, tocchi il bambino. L’ospedale soddisfa la loro richiesta e impedisce a Ruth di avvicinarsi a Davis, ma il giorno successivo il piccolo ha delle complicanze cardiache proprio mentre Ruth è l’unica ostetrica in servizio. Intervenire oppure no? Obbedire all’esplicito divieto di toccare il bambino oppure al dovere etico di soccorrerlo? Ruth esita prima di effettuare il massaggio cardiaco, il bimbo muore e lei finisce per essere accusata di omicidio colposo. Kennedy McQuarrie, avvocatessa bianca, sceglie di impostare una linea difensiva che escluda a priori l’ipotesi di razzismo nei confronti dell’infermiera. Sarà la scelta giusta? Ruth e l’avvocatessa faticano a trovare un modo di intendersi, ma la vicenda giudiziaria si rivelerà infine utile a entrambe per capire molto di più di se stesse e soprattutto per guardare il mondo da una nuova prospettiva.
Un romanzo appassionante e intenso, un Buio oltre la siepe del terzo millennio che affronta un tema eterno e universale: il pregiudizio.
- ISBN: 8867002872
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 504
- Data di uscita: 06-04-2017
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