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Ford County: Stories

John Grisham

In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Mack Stafford, a hard-drinking and low-grossing run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old, forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen. Mack is suddenly bored with the law, fed up with his wife and his life, and makes drastic plans to finally escape. Quiet, dull Sidney, a data collector for an insurance company, perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton's most ambitious hustler, Bobby Carl Leach, who, among other crimes, has stolen Sidney's wife. Three good ol' boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend. However, they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer. The journey comes to an abrupt end when they make a fateful stop at a Memphis strip club. The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton. It's a sad, languid place with little controversy, until Gilbert arrives. Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy, he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those "seniors" he professes to love. One of the hazards of litigating against people in a small town is that one day, long after the trial, you will probably come face-to-face with someone you've beaten in a lawsuit. Lawyer Stanley Wade bumps into an old adversary, a man with a long memory, and the encounter becomes a violent ordeal. Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home, to die. Of AIDS. Fear permeates the town as go

In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Mack Stafford, a hard-drinking and low-grossing run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old, forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen. Mack is suddenly bored with the law, fed up with his wife and his life, and makes drastic plans to finally escape. Quiet, dull Sidney, a data collector for an insurance company, perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton's most ambitious hustler, Bobby Carl Leach, who, among other crimes, has stolen Sidney's wife. Three good ol' boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend. However, they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer. The journey comes to an abrupt end when they make a fateful stop at a Memphis strip club. The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton. It's a sad, languid place with little controversy, until Gilbert arrives. Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy, he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those "seniors" he professes to love. One of the hazards of litigating against people in a small town is that one day, long after the trial, you will probably come face-to-face with someone you've beaten in a lawsuit. Lawyer Stanley Wade bumps into an old adversary, a man with a long memory, and the encounter becomes a violent ordeal. Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home, to die. Of AIDS. Fear permeates the town as go
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In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Mack Stafford, a hard-drinking and low-grossing run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old, forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen. Mack is suddenly bored with the law, fed up with his wife and his life, and makes drastic plans to finally escape. Quiet, dull Sidney, a data collector for an insurance company, perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton's most ambitious hustler, Bobby Carl Leach, who, among other crimes, has stolen Sidney's wife. Three good ol' boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend. However, they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer. The journey comes to an abrupt end when they make a fateful stop at a Memphis strip club. The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton. It's a sad, languid place with little controversy, until Gilbert arrives. Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy, he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those "seniors" he professes to love. One of the hazards of litigating against people in a small town is that one day, long after the trial, you will probably come face-to-face with someone you've beaten in a lawsuit. Lawyer Stanley Wade bumps into an old adversary, a man with a long memory, and the encounter becomes a violent ordeal. Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home, to die. Of AIDS. Fear permeates the town as go

Language:

English

Length:

8h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:56


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:43


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:34


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:54


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:55


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:47


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:06


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:54


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:57


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:53


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:30


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:34


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:34


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:07


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:13


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:43


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:47


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:04


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:48


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

00:49