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Testimony

Testimony

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 voice — 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.

A gripping emotional drama with the pace of a thriller, Anita Shreve’s Testimony explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 4th June 2009

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349119021

Reviews

** 'Anita Shreve is back on cracking form with TESTIMONY. What is so fresh and resonant about this novel is the clever way in which the author unpacks the events with a series of separate narratives. Each voice contributes an additional layer of impasto to the picture; each layer, in turn, has to be mined carefully for its information and character and situation. Poised and absolutely steady-handed, this is a gripping piece of deconstruction
Elizabeth Buchan, SUNDAY TIMES
Charlie Hill, NEW STATESMAN
** 'A perfectly pitched account of human fallibility and the snares of temptation’
DAILY MAIL
** 'Her experience as a storyteller shows in the writing, which is deft, the multiples voices authentic and subtly characterized. The love between Silas and his girlfriend Noelle is untouched by the cynicism around them. The other characters are perhaps t
** 'Anita Shreve's latest novel, TESTIMONY is one of her best. With her acute eye for behaviour and an exquisite ear for dialogue, Shreve explores the actions and reaction that will destroy a community through their all-too-human desire s' EXPRESS
** 'Anita Shreve is a phenomenon. As ever - and even though the novel is written from different points of view - the power of Shreve's writing lies in it relentless passivity. The prose is undemonstrative, yet insidiously accomplished. For some, it may be