Agnieszka Kolakowska

Agnieszka Kolakowska lives in Paris, where she works as a writer and translator.

Diary: My Wife-Murderer

Agnieszka Kolakowska, 21 September 2006

Two lessons emerged from my two-week stint of French jury service. The first is that if you want to commit a murder in France, make it as savage as possible: you will have a good chance of getting off more lightly. Keep stabbing until the corpse is in shreds, and a forensic psychiatrist will almost inevitably pronounce the balance of your mind to have been disturbed, and the jury will have to...

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