Posted on 07/30/2018 at 02:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Elizabeth H. Winthrop is clearly not one for taking the easy route.

Her latest novel, The Mercy Seat, centers on the scheduled execution of a black teenager convicted of raping a white girl.

And if the subject matter weren’t challenging enough, the tale is told over just nine hours by nine different characters.

Read Amazon Book Review’s interview with Winthrop, in which she discusses the technical decisions she made in writing The Mercy Seat and the cultural and historical context of the novel’s plot, here.

Categories: Author Interview

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