The Litigators, by John Grisham

I’ve been reading The Litigators, John Grisham’s 2011 novel.  As usual this master storyteller uses the legal profession as his setting for his writing.   About half way through the book he introduced a Burmese family with an ailing grandson as a subplot in his book.   At first I found his background on the Burmese well researched and very reflective of the Burmese experience I have encountered.    However the novel writer departed from reality when he started building a legal case on underpaid Burmese workers needing his hero’s legal assistance.  He grouped the Burmese refugee with the illegal Mexican immigrant and said their employer cheated them due to their being illegal aliens.

However, Burmese refugees are invited guests of the United States government.  They have the legal right to work from day one and within a year they can obtain their green card.   After four years they can apply to become United States citizens.  So I will have to see where Grisham goes from here with his “story”.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on December 1, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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