The New York Instances bestseller and Oprah’s E book Membership 2018 Variety.
Winner of the 2019 Moore Prize
Finalist, Dayton Peace Prize, 2019
“A fantastic and heartwarming tale, it restores our religion within the inherent goodness of humanity.”
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu
A tough, revealing tale of wish, love, and justice.
In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton used to be arrested and charged with counts of capital homicide in Alabama. Shocked, puzzled, and handiest twenty-9 years vintage, Hinton knew that it used to be a case of wrong identification and believed that the reality might turn out his innocence and in the long run set him unfastened.
However with out a cash and a distinct gadget of justice for a bad black guy within the South, Hinton used to be sentenced to Dying through electrocution. He spent his first 3 years on Dying Row at Holman State Jail in agonizing silence―filled with depression and anger towards all folks who had despatched an blameless guy to his Dying. However as Hinton learned and universal his destiny, he resolved no longer handiest to live to tell the tale, However be able to continue to exist Dying Row. For the following twenty-seven years he used to be a beacon―reworking no longer handiest his personal spirit, However the ones of his fellow inmates, fifty-4 of whom have been completed mere toes from his cellphone. With the assistance of civil rights legal professional and bestselling creator of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton received his unlock in 2015.
With a foreword through Stevenson, The Solar Does Shine is an peculiar testomony to the facility of wish sustained in the course of the darkest Instances. Destined to be a vintage memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom received, Hinton’s memoir tells his dramatic thirty-yr adventure and displays how you’ll do away with a person’s freedom, However you’ll’t do away with his creativeness, humor, or pleasure.