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The green mile : a novel in six parts


Publication Information:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume, [1997]
Physical Description:
xiv, 465 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes author's introduction, foreword, and afterword.
pt. 1. The two dead girls -- pt. The mouse on the mile -- pt. 3. Coffey's hands -- pt. 4. Bad death of Eduard Delacroix -- pt. 5. Night journey -- pt. 6. Coffey on the mile.
Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But he's never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs ... and yours.
Prisons -- Fiction.

Death row inmates -- Fiction.