True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

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9780701176884: True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa
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'Its a gripping tale, plainly told but artfully constructed.....' (Blake Morrison Guardian 2005-05-14)

'True Story is all those things its publishers hope the more learned critics will say it is - an absorbing examination of human frailty, the nature of truth and the power of pride. That sort of thing. It is also a stonking good read... 250 pages of extraordinary journalism only an American in manic pursuit of a Pulitzer could have produced... Awesome energy and wry reverence for detail, [the results] are triumphant' (Giles Whittell Times 2005-05-14)

'The two stories are well told. Finkel has learned his trade, organising his material with immense care and writing in the kind of stripped, unadorned prose beloved by American editors... There will be few readers who do not finish this book' (Brian Appleyard Sunday Times 2005-05-15)

A thrilling, unforgettable book...Wonderful ( Spectator)

A fine, beautifully choreographed addition to the macabre three-legged race linking murderers with writers...Horribly readable ( Mail on Sunday)

Reseña del editor:

Michael Finkel was a top New York Times Magazine journalist publicly fired and disgraced for making up a composite character for a big investigative news piece about Africa. This book is about how this brilliant, hardliving, high achieving journalist found himself at that point in his life; but in parallel it's also about Christian Longo, a man accused of the multiple murder of his own wife and 3 children (their bodies were found in Oregon waterways, the largest and the smallest in suitcases), who then passed himself off as Michael Finkel, NY journalist, while on the run in Mexico. These two weird stories come together as Finkel in turn becomes fascinated (obsessed, even) with Longo the accused murderer, who while in prison would talk only to Finkel. Who is using whom-? It's all about truth and lies, and where journalistic truth deviates from reality; and about lives that take a wrong turning. It's very well written, disturbing in many ways and utterly gripping. There is an acknowledged moral ambiguity about the whole venture which makes it problematic but even more interesting- And in April 2003 Longo, who had pleaded guilty only to 2 counts of murder, was sentenced to death for all 4. Finkel visited and talked to him throughout the trial. (2004-06-24)

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Finkel, Michael
Editorial: Chatto & Windus, London, UK (2005)
ISBN 10: 0701176881 ISBN 13: 9780701176884
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Descripción Chatto & Windus, London, UK, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. A true first edition, first printing (first impression) with a full numberline beginning with "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a New Dust Jacket. Basis for th 2015 film of the same name. SIGNED and DATED by Michael Finkel to the title page. [Michael Finkel, Dublin '05] Uncommon Signed. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 004040

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Descripción Chatto & Windus, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New item. Nº de ref. de la librería QX-156-18-6205706

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