Los litigantes

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Una mañana, David Zinc, un joven abogado de un bufete prestigioso, sobrecargado de trabajos que no le interesan nada, decide que no puede más y se dirige directamente a un bar donde se emborracha hasta perder el conocimiento.

En un barrio degradado del sur de Chicago se encuentra el bufete de abogados Finley & Figg. Defienden a algún conductor borracho, tramitan divorcios sencillos y sobre todo buscan clientes en los pasillos de urgencias ...

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Overview

Una mañana, David Zinc, un joven abogado de un bufete prestigioso, sobrecargado de trabajos que no le interesan nada, decide que no puede más y se dirige directamente a un bar donde se emborracha hasta perder el conocimiento.

En un barrio degradado del sur de Chicago se encuentra el bufete de abogados Finley & Figg. Defienden a algún conductor borracho, tramitan divorcios sencillos y sobre todo buscan clientes en los pasillos de urgencias de los hospitales cercanos. Desde hace veinte años se ganan mal la vida juntos y discuten a diario como un matrimonio. Pero todo esto cambiará con la llegada de David Zinc, un joven abogado totalmente quemado de su experiencia en un gran bufete prestigioso. Se topa con ellos el día en que decide que no aguanta ni un minuto más y se marcha de su oficina para emborracharse hasta caer redondo en la puerta de Finley & Figg. Cuando recobra la sobriedad, les pide trabajo. Ahora que son tres abogados les llega el caso más importante de sus vidas, un caso con el que podrían ganar una fortuna, pero en el que ninguno de ellos tiene ni la experiencia ni los conocimientos para afrontar.

«En Los litigantes, John Grisham demuestra que con cada libro escribe mejor.» Chicago Tribune.

«El retrato del bufete de los abogados Finley & Figg, carismáticos pero bastante indeseables, es magnífico.»The Guardian.

«Una novela fascinante que además hace reír al lector.» The Huffington Post.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788401353567
  • Publisher: Random House Mondadori
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,401,272
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John Grisham (Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1955) se dedicó a la abogacía antes de convertirse en un escritor de éxito mundial. Desde que publicó su primera novela en 1988, ha escrito casi una por año. Todas, sin excepción, han sido best sellers y muchas se han convertido en excelentes guiones cinematográficos. Aparte de las novelas, es también autor de los relatos reunidos bajo el título Siete vidas, de un libro de no ficción, El proyecto Williamson: una historia real, así como de una serie de novelas juveniles sobre el joven abogado y detective Theodore Boone. John Grisham es directivo del Innocence Project en Nueva York y Mississippi, una organización dedicada a la reforma penal y a la exoneración, a través de pruebas de ADN, de individuos inocentes condenados por asesinato. Vive con su esposa y sus dos hijos entre Virginia y Mississippi.

Biography

As a young boy in Arkansas, John Grisham dreamed of being a baseball player. Fortunately for his millions of fans, that career didn't pan out. His family moved to Mississippi in 1967, where Grisham eventually received a law degree from Ole Miss and established a practice in Southaven for criminal and civil law. In 1983, Grisham was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served until 1990.

While working as an attorney, Grisham witnessed emotional testimony from the case of a young girl's rape. Naturally inquisitive, Grisham's mind started to wander: what if the terrible crime yielded an equally terrible revenge? These questions of right and wrong were the subject of his first novel, A Time to Kill (1988), written in the stolen moments before and between court appearances. The book wasn't widely distributed, but his next title would be the one to bring him to the national spotlight. The day after he finished A Time to Kill, Grisham began work on The Firm (1991), the story of a whiz kid attorney who joins a crooked law firm. The book was an instant hit, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise.

With the success of The Firm, Grisham resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives to focus exclusively on his writing. What followed was a string of bestselling legal thrillers that demonstrated the author's uncanny ability to capture the unique drama of the courtroom. Several of his novels were turned into blockbuster movies.

In 1996, Grisham returned to his law practice for one last case, honoring a promise he had made before his retirement. He represented the family of a railroad worker who was killed on the job, the case went to trial, and Grisham won the largest verdict of his career when the family was awarded more than $650,000.

Although he is best known for his legal thrillers, Grisham has ventured outside the genre with several well-received novels (A Painted House, Bleachers, et al) and an earnest and compelling nonfiction account of small-town justice gone terribly wrong (The Innocent Man). The popularity of these stand-alones proves that Grisham is no mere one-trick pony but a gifted writer with real "legs."

Good To Know

A prolific writer, it takes Grisham an average of six months to complete a novel.

Grisham has the right to approve or reject whoever is cast in movies based on his books. He has even written two screenplays himself: Mickey and The Gingerbread Man.

Baseball is one of Grisham's great loves. He serves as the local Little League commissioner and has six baseball diamonds on his property, where he hosts games.

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    1. Hometown:
      Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 8, 1955
    2. Place of Birth:
      Jonesboro, Arkansas
    1. Education:
      B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981
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