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Innocents and Others

Innocents and Others

Author: Dana Spiotta
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Description

Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler grew up together in Los Angeles, and both became filmmakers. Meadow makes challenging documentaries; Carrie makes successful feature films with a feminist slant. The two friends have everything in common--except their views on sex, power, movie-making, and morality. And yet their loyalty trumps their different approaches to film and to life. Until, one day, a mysterious woman with a unique ability to enthral men over the phone becomes the subject of one of Meadow's documentaries, and throws everything into jeopardy. Heart-breaking and insightful, Innocents and Others is an extraordinary novel about friendship, filmmaking, loneliness and art.

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A "thrillingly complex and emotionally astute" novel about aspiration, film, work, and love.

Reviews

A wonderfully gifted writer with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadnesses of contemporary life -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times A thrillingly complex and emotionally astute novel about fame, power, and alienation steeped in a dark eroticism and a particularly American kind of loneliness Vanity Fair A literary marvel ... As Don DeLillo did for rock and roll with Great Jones St., so Spiotta does for film...Her aim is nothing less than redemption, and she delivers -- Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club Dana Spiotta is one of my favorite living writers and in this wondrous and mysterious novel, a spectacular and subtle meditation on sight and sound, she seems almost to channel Jean-Luc Godard... brilliant, and erotic, and pop -- Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers A fine novel... flawless and epic -- Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour A daring and beautiful meditation about selfishness and selflessness, and how to be in the world. A powerful book that will stay with me and continue to speak to me for a long time. Spiotta is a wonder -- George Saunders, author of Tenth of December The brilliant Dana Spiotta had me from page one --a lithely intelligent, moving inquiry into the mysterious compositions of art and friendships -- Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

Author description

Dana Spiotta is the author of Stone Arabia, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Eat the Document, a finalist for the National Book Award; and Lightning Field. Spiotta received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellow-ship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Rome Prize for Literature. Her work has been pub-lished by the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and the New York Times Book Review. She teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781509839698
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : October 2016
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dana Spiotta
  • : Paperback
  • : Air Iri OME
  • : 288