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The Execution of Noa P. Singleton - A Novel

Elizabeth L. Silver

An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. Seemingly out of the blue, she is visited by Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. Marlene tells Noa that she has changed her mind about the death penalty and Noa's sentence, and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa is unwilling to trade: her story. Marlene desperately wants Noa to reveal the events that led to her daughter's death - events that Noa has never shared with a soul. With death looming, Marlene believes that Noa may finally give her the answers she needs, though Noa is far from convinced that Marlene deserves the salvation she alone can deliver. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human in this haunting tale of love, anguish, and deception.

An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. Seemingly out of the blue, she is visited by Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. Marlene tells Noa that she has changed her mind about the death penalty and Noa's sentence, and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa is unwilling to trade: her story. Marlene desperately wants Noa to reveal the events that led to her daughter's death - events that Noa has never shared with a soul. With death looming, Marlene believes that Noa may finally give her the answers she needs, though Noa is far from convinced that Marlene deserves the salvation she alone can deliver. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human in this haunting tale of love, anguish, and deception.
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An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. Seemingly out of the blue, she is visited by Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. Marlene tells Noa that she has changed her mind about the death penalty and Noa's sentence, and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa is unwilling to trade: her story. Marlene desperately wants Noa to reveal the events that led to her daughter's death - events that Noa has never shared with a soul. With death looming, Marlene believes that Noa may finally give her the answers she needs, though Noa is far from convinced that Marlene deserves the salvation she alone can deliver. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human in this haunting tale of love, anguish, and deception.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Lowman, Amanda Carlin

Length:

10h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:18


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:52


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:37


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:26


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:43


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:45


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:54


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:37


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:53


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:32