Innocents and Others
Innocents and Others
A Novel
Dana Spiotta

Recommended by both Cassie and Paul, City Lights Books

From "a major, unnervingly intelligent writer" (Joy Williams)…"rich, funny, learned, and tonally fresh" (Jeffrey Eugenides), comes a novel about aspiration, film, work, and love.

Dana Spiotta's new novel is about two women, best friends, who grow up in LA in the 80s and become filmmakers. Meadow and Carrie have everything in common—except their views on sex, power, movie-making, and morality. Their lives collide with Jelly, a loner whose most intimate experience is on the phone. Jelly is older, erotic, and mysterious. She cold calls powerful men and seduces them not through sex but through listening. She invites them to reveal themselves, and they do.

Spiotta is "a wonderfully gifted writer with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadnesses of contemporary life, and an unerring ear for how people talk and try to cope today" (The New York Times). Innocents and Others is her greatest novel—wise, artful, and beautiful.

Title Innocents and Others
Subtitle A Novel
Author Dana Spiotta
Publisher Scribner
Title First Published 15 November 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 279 p.
ISBN-10 1501122738
ISBN-13 9781501122736
Publication Date 15 November 2016
Main content page count 279
Weight 16 oz.

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