The Last Juror Characters

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Willie grew up in Memphis, Tennessee as Joyner William Traynor. His mother died from anorexia when he was young. Supported by his wealthy and generous grandmother BeeBee, he went to journalism school at Syracuse. While in college, he dreamed of working for a major national newspaper and writing exposes that would uncover corruption and make a major impact on his world. Then Willie learned from a friend and fellow journalism student that the big money was in owning a local hometown newspaper. After college, he went to work for The Ford County Times, which he bought soon after with a loan from BeeBee. The book is about Willie's coming of age after he buys the newspaper. When he arrived in Clanton, Mississippi, he didn't know anything about publishing or editing a newspaper, and he knew little about being a reporter. Just as he grew in experience, the...

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