Payback

A Novel
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Product Number: Z100159453
Released: Sep 15, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593292648
Publisher: Books on Tape
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A novel of lifelong reckoning between two women by the award-winning, beloved author. Unbeknownst to her many fans, Quin Archer, the revenge-loving queen of the reality-TV show "Payback," was once an angry teen named Heidi--and her true story may be known only to Agnes, who was her art teacher at a private New England girls' school in the 1970s. Then a young woman herself, Agnes saw a spark of originality in the brooding Heidi. But when she suggests Heidi visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the girl returns with a disastrous account of having been picked up at the museum by an older man. Agnes's stunned, victim-blaming response will haunt both women for decades. Gordon narrates this tale of #metoo misunderstanding, from a time before there was language to contain it, with a sharp sense of life's changing tempo, carrying us through Heidi's disappearance and reinvention as Quin, and Agnes's escape into career and family in Italy--until, inevitably, they meet again. A remarkable book about the precise weight of our words and deeds, from a writer whose moral vision is deeply rewarding in its subtlety.

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Author(s): Mary Gordon
Original Publish Date: Sep 15, 2020

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Author(s): Mary Gordon
Product Number EB00801662
Released: Sep 15, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: #9781524749231

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