Iphigenia in Forest Hills by Janet Malcolm
Anatomy of a Murder Trial

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"She couldn't have done it and she must have done it." This is the enigma at the heart of Janet Malcolm's riveting new book about a murder trial in the insular Bukharan-Jewish community of Forest Hills, Queens, that captured national attention. The d
 

About Janet Malcolm

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Janet Malcolm is the author of "The Journalist" "and the Murderer," "The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes," and "Reading Chekhov," among other books. She writes for "The New Yorker" and "The New York Review of Books" and lives in New York City.
 
Published March 29, 2011 by Yale University Press. 166 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Crime, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The new book takes place in modern-day New York, but in Ms.

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Janet Malcolm studies the case of a cultivated doctor convicted of hiring a hit man to kill her estranged husband in 2007.

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New Yorker journalist Janet Malcolm sat in the courtroom as the story of the murder of a middle-aged Jewish orthodontist played out, and the result is the courtroom drama Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial.

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Scaring, attempting in his opening statement to discredit the Malakov family's accusations against Borukhova on the day of the murder, said, "Daniel's father is an actor in the community.

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To her, Borukhova is “Cordelia” or “a captive barbarian princess in a Roman triumphal procession.” But Malcolm never spells out why Borukhova so excites her imagination and her sympathy, nor does she explain why she has such difficulty believing that Borukhova might be guilty.

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