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At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

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Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including Body Surfing, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Sharon Bryan, January 21, 2010 (view all comments by Sharon Bryan)
"Testimony" is the powerful story of a sex scandal at Avery Academy, a small private school in Vermont. Shreve opens up the majestic gates that loom before Avery separating (or possibly protecting) its students from the rest of world and exposes an eruption of emotion, sins, corruption, greed, desperation, anger, and even love. The scandal soon becomes a tragedy, and its consequences reach almost every character in the book. The brilliance of the book is the way the author tells the story from many points of view, about 20. In so doing, she peels off layer and layer of the story, and gives another aspect, another perspective to consider. The writing is gripping, and the story fascinating. But the real genius is how Ms. Shreve takes this story poses questions, always and keeping the reader thinking and questioning the morality, innocence, and guilt of the characters, and possibly even of him or herself. A powerful read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316067348
Author:
Shreve, Anita
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Scandal; Sex; Teenagers; High school students; Lust; Videotapes; Shame; Adolescence; Parent and child; Star-crossed lovers
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Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.7 lb

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