What pushed Noura Jackson, a privileged, eighteen year old, over the edge–from high school and parties in Memphis to a Tennessee prison, convicted of matricide, one of the rarest of all crimes?
Stranger to the Truth, a work of literary nonfiction by Lisa C. Hickman, explores the fatal intersection of Noura, her circle of dissolute teenage friends, and the murder of Jennifer Jackson, Noura’s high-achieving mother.
Set against the backdrop of an early June Bacchanalia, the brutal attack seemed to reflect deep-seated, personal and exponential rage.
The Memphis Flyer: “The narrative exhibits more than energy … call it omniscient and urgent.”
Universal themes of parenting, adolescence and rebellion explored. Click here for broadcast interview with Lisa C. Hickman.
CBS 48 Hours Mystery: “My Mother’s Murder,” click here
Tennessee Supreme Court to hear Noura’s appeal, click here