Dear Justyce

Dear Justyce

by

Nic Stone

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John Mark serves as Quan’s lawyer for a short time. He’s young and inexperienced; Quan’s is the first case that Mark will handle on his own. Though Mark is bright and attempts to connect with Quan, his overtures are unwittingly offensive and therefore tend to fall flat. Quan also takes offense to Mark’s lack of curiosity about Quan’s perspective on things; Mark takes everything written in Quan’s file as gospel. At Justyce’s prodding, Quan fires Mark.
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John Mark Character Timeline in Dear Justyce

The timeline below shows where the character John Mark appears in Dear Justyce. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: Deal
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...in a panic, since they’re going into an unfamiliar hallway. He’s shocked to see John Mark, his lawyer, in a room. Quan’s is Mark’s first case where he’s “legally flying solo,”... (full context)
Chapter 9: Dawg
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...he has a visitor. As Quan follows, he worries that it’s his lawyer and that Mark will want a decision on the plea deal. It’s only been about 48 hours since... (full context)
June 1
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Quan writes that he fired John Mark, which Justyce probably already knows. Adrienne is his lawyer now, though he feels weird calling... (full context)