A provocative must-read of feminist fury about the inhuman lengths some take for success... or justice.
Three campfire secrets. Two witnesses. One dead in the trees. And the woman, thirty years later, bent on making the guilty finally pay.
1988. A group of outcasts gather at a small, prestigious arts camp nestled in the Maine woods. They're the painters: bright, hopeful, teeming with potential. But secrets and dark ambitions rise like smoke from a campfire, and the truths they tell will come back to haunt them in ways more deadly than they dreamed.
2018. Esteemed art professor Max Durant arrives at his protege's remote home to view her graduate thesis collection. He knows Audra is beautiful and brilliant. He knows being invited into her private world is a rare gift. But he doesn't know that Audra has engineered every aspect of their weekend together. Every detail, every conversation. Audra has woven the perfect web.
Only Audra knows what happened that summer in 1988. Max's secret, and the dark things that followed. And even though it won't be easy, Audra knows someone must pay.
What comes to light, chapter by spellbinding chapter, is that one grand, grotesque act of selfishness committed by Max as a young man, followed by years of manipulating women for art, has set into motion the machinery of his own fatal undoing. A man should pay for his crimes, and no-one is more deserving of revenge than the women to whom he owes his career. He should go into this weekend far more vigilant, but he's distracted, as always, by an overwhelming desire to have his own way. But Audra, who is well aware that he's a monster, doesn't know everything that simmers beneath his surface.
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
"Katie Lattari writes as if she were one part journalist, one part historian, one part poet, one part comic, another part memoirist-but always a seer, staging... an exceedingly fresh, and ultimately poignant depiction of what it is to be alive today.";Steve Tomasula ;;"With whimsy, with impact, with grace, with distinctive characters and Voices, Katie Lattari has written a doozy of a debut. Fans of Faulkner, Djuna Barnes, and David Foster Wallace take note.";Michael T. Fournier;;