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True Story Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Finkel
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060580488
ISBN-13: 9780060580483
Sku: 202054942
Publish Date: 7/3/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  320
Age Range:  NA
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"True Story" is the remarkable account of the relationship between a man accused of killing his entire family, and of the "New York Times Magazine" writer he impersonated while on the run.
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In February of 2002, Michael Finkel, a writer for the New York Times Magazine and other prestigious publications, was awaiting the end of his career as a writer and the permanent staining of his reputation: the child slave featured in one of Finkel's cover stories had been discovered to be a fabrication. As he awaited the inevitable fallout from his dishonesty, he received an astonishing phone call. A man, Christian Longo, had been living in Mexico under Finkel's identity in an attempt to flee from his own much more heinous crime: the murder of his wife and three children in Oregon. Finkel contacted the man, and their surreal relationship turned out to be a revelatory experience, exposing the twisted working and dark deceptions of the human mind. This frank and fascinating memoir tells the interwoven stories of Longo and Finkel, and proves an illuminating investigation of truth and redemption.

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"Many will compare this mea culpa to those of Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass, but where those disgraced journalists led readers into halls of mirrors, Finkel's creation is all windows....[T]here's a burning sincerity (and beautifully modulated writing) on every page, sufficient to convince most that this brilliant blend of true-crime and memoir does live up to its bald title." [Starred review.] 03/14/2005
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Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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