viii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9781595585516 1595585516 9781595587145 pc 1595587144 pc
Ten years ago, amateur photographer and school bus driver Cynthia Stewart dropped off eleven rolls of film at a drugstore in Ohio. The rolls contained photographs of her eight-year-old daughter Nora, including two of the child in the shower--photos that would cause the county prosecutor to arrest Cynthia, take her away in handcuffs, threaten to remove her daughter from her home, and charge her with crimes that carried the possibility of sixteen years in prison. The disturbing case would ultimately attract national attention, including stories in USA Today and on NPR. Written by poet Lynn Powell, a neighbor of Cynthia Stewart's, this story plumbs the perfect storm of events and people that threatened an ordinary family in a small American town.--From publisher description.
Formatted Contents Note
A knock at the door Lawyers in their life "Peculiar in that which is good" Arrest Suspicions Newsworthy Everything on their side The sleeping dragon stirs Consultations Rorschach New Year's dread Motions, briefs, schemes, and case plans "I know it when I see it" "The average person with average sex instincts" Cogs and wheels The Politburo Improvisations Watching out and watching over A thousand pictures' worth One-on-one "I expect you to be honorable" Bottom lines Almost normal Gratitude A memory of spring.