By Lasdun, James
The truth might be hard to bring to light, but that didn't mean it didn't exist, because it did exist: fixed in its moment, unalterable, and certainly not a matter of `belief.' When an old flame accuses him of sexual assault in her memoir, expat English journalist Marco Rosedale ...is brought rapidly and inexorably to the brink of ruin. His reputation and livelihood at stake, Marco confides in a close friend, who finds himself caught between the obligations of friendship and an increasingly urgent desire to uncover the truth. He is drawn, magnetized, into the accuser's orbit, and the question of his own complicity becomes impossible to avoid. An atmospheric and unsettling drama from a novelist acclaimed as the literary descendent of Dostoevsky and Patricia Highsmith (Boston Globe), Afternoon of a Faun combines a sharply observed study of our shifting social mores with a meditation on what makes us believe, or disbelieve, the stories people tell about themselves.Read more
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James Lasdun is the author of The Fall Guy, The Horned Man, Seven Lies, several poetry and short story collections, and a memoir. He lives in Brooklyn.
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