New PDF release: Eat the Document: A Novel

By Dana Spiotta

ISBN-10: 0743272986

ISBN-13: 9780743272988

ISBN-10: 0743273001

ISBN-13: 9780743273008

ISBN-10: 0792791207

ISBN-13: 9780792791201

Dana Spiotta, whom Michiko Kakutani known as "wonderfully observant and fantastically gifted...with an uncanny suppose for the absurdities and disappointment of latest lifestyles" (The manhattan Times), has written a daring and relocating novel a couple of fugitive radical from the Seventies who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years. Eat the Document is a highly compelling tale of activism, sacrifice, and the price of dwelling a mystery.

within the heyday of the Nineteen Seventies underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- layout a chain of radical protests opposed to the Vietnam battle. whilst one motion is going fallacious, the process their lives is perpetually replaced. the 2 needs to erase their previous, forge new identities, and not see one another back.

Now it's the Nineties. Mary lives within the suburbs together with her fifteen-year-old son, who spends hours immersed within the song of his mother's new release. She has no notion the place Bobby is, no matter if he's alive or useless.

transferring among the protests within the Seventies and the results of these offerings within the Nineties, Dana Spiotta deftly explores the relationship among the 2 eras -- their language, know-how, song, and activism. Character-driven and extraordinary, Eat the Document is a vital and revelatory novel concerning the tradition of uprising, with specific resonance now.

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