Innocents and Others
A NovelBook - 2016
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.
From Library Staff
This is a fine match for themes in Swing Time. "These books are Thought-provoking, Moving, and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Literary fiction' and the subject 'Female friendship'. Characters are: Complex." -NoveList
LPL_DirectorBrad Mar 10, 2016
Books I really like tend to escape my ability to describe what I find so great about them. This is one of those books. Let me give it a try. Dana Spiotta writes books that are almost exactly what I want to read. She blends fictional characters into known cultural history so well. It is really har... Read More »