Innocents and others a novel by Dana Spiotta

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Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Femmes fatales,
  • Women motion picture producers and directors,
  • Success,
  • Female friendship

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementDana Spiotta
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3619.P566 I56 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination279 pages
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27202610M
ISBN 10150112272X, 1501122738
ISBN 109781501122729, 9781501122750, 9781501122736
LC Control Number2015022360
OCLC/WorldCa913304255

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Spiotta is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize for Literature. She lives in Author: Dana Spiotta.

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Two children, the older boy Evered Best and his younger sister Ada, lose their parents. Dana Spiotta explores the complexities of female friendship, the nature of seduction and the challenges of living as an artist in her dreamy and beautifully astute fourth novel, Innocents and the heady days of s Los Angeles, childhood friends Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler are both making strides as genre-defying filmmakers—of searing indie documentaries and mainstream women's.

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Dana Spiotta is the author of Innocents and Others; Stone Arabia, A National Books Critics Circle Award finalist; and Eat the Document, a finalist for the National Book Award.

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INNOCENTS AND OTHERS is about two 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.

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It is a work of acute cultural intelligence and moral imagination, and is far too wise to offer anything as paltry as answers to the great and terrible questions that it raises. J.S. Breukelaar is the author of Collision: Stories, recently released by Meerkat Press as well as the Aurealis-nominated novel Aletheia, and American Monster, a Wonderland Award new novel, The Bridge, is forthcoming in early She has published stories, poems and essays in publications such as Gamut, Black Static, Unnerving, Lightspeed, Lamplight, Juked, Women Writing.

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But each book is different. In Stone Arabia, we only see Nik from his sister’s very subjective point of view, but she thinks he’s good. He is devoted, so the work is at least interesting. In Innocents and Others, both filmmakers receive acclaim in the world of the novel.

But the book doesn’t dwell on the acclaim too much. Like a conventional coming-of-age novel, Dana Spiotta’s Innocents and Others opens with an essay looking back on the summer after high school.

Unlike a more conventional coming-of-age novel, the narrator—a celebrated documentarian named Meadow Mori—recounts how she lived, studied movies, and slept with an unnamed aging film legend.

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