Innocents and Others

Dana Spiotta

Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler grew up together in Los Angeles, and both became film-makers. 

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 cold-call and seduce powerful men over the phone - not through sex, but through listening - becomes the subject of one of Meadow's documentaries. Her downfall, and what makes her so extraordinarily moving, is that she pretends to be someone she is not.

Heart-breaking and insightful, Innocents and Others is an astonishing novel about friendship, identity, loneliness and art.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781509839124
Published: 12/01/2017

Dana Spiotta

Dana Spiotta

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 Fellow­ship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Rome Prize for Literature. Her work has been pub­lished by the New Yorker, the New York Times MagazineVogue, and the New York Times Book Review. She teaches in the creative writing programme at Syracuse University.

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