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Innocents and Others
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An extraordinary new novel about friendship, seduction and art. Winner of the 2017 SFC Literary Prize.

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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 programme at Syracuse University.

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A wondrous and mysterious novel, a spectacular and subtle meditation on sight and sound . . . brilliant, and erotic, and pop -- Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers
A literary marvel . . . As Don DeLillo did for rock and roll with Great Jones Street, so Spiotta does for film . . . Her aim is nothing less than redemption, and she delivers -- Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club
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. 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
A wonderfully gifted writer with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadnesses of contemporary life -- Michiko Kakutani, The 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 *
It's difficult not to descend into hyperbole talking about Spiotta's work . . . it's rare to find a novel that is so much fun and, at the same time, seeks emotional truth with such intellectual rigor * LA Times *
Spiotta tackles the slippery nature of identity and the destructive pull of desire in her fourth novel-this time through the lens of film...captivating...moving...always thought provoking. * Publishers Weekly *
The visionary liberty and daring with which Dana Spiotta has crafted her brilliant new novel, Innocents and Others (Scribner), is both inspirational and infectious. * Elle *
Like Joan Didion and Don DeLillo, two legends to whom she's often compared, Dana Spiotta is a master of observing the way cultural artifacts take up so much space in our daily lives. Her latest novel takes place in the world of film in the 1980s, and two friends who've taken dramatically different paths in their careers as filmmakers . . . As the two friends' lives intersect with a woman named Jelly, who has anonymous yet romantic phone conversations with the Hollywood elite, it's clear how an undeniable trait of humanity is seek meaningful connection in an isolating world * Esquire (US) *
Dana Spiotta's fearless, ambitious new novel explores our ongoing obsession with fame and technological change. Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler are childhood friends raised on the fringes of Hollywood. Both become filmmakers - Meadow a documentarian and Carrie taking the more commercial route. Also central to the story is Jelly, a lonely, vulnerable woman with an unusual approach to phone sex who agrees to be the subject of one of Meadow's documentaries - a choice she comes to regret. Throughout this complicated and important book, Spiotta reminds us to wonder what's "real" and what's constructed by visible or invisible others * NPR *
The complex relationship among three women and the film world drives this tale of technology and its discontents [...] A superb, spiky exploration of artistic motivation * Kirkus *
Spiotta is a writer of great precision. The pleasure in this book comes when it relaxes into everyday detail: the sound of a dial tone, a movie projected on a wall accompanied by a delivered pizza and a glass of wine, the evocation of what it felt like to sit in front of a television and do your homework at the same time. The memories unearthed here are comforting ones. -- Emily Witt, author of Future Sex

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