Finkel, Michael True Story

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Michael Finkel was a top New York Times Magazine journalist publicly fired and disgraced for making up a composite character for a big investigative news piece about Africa. This book is about how this brilliant, high achieving journalist found himself at that point in his life. But in parallel it's also about Christian Longo, a man accused of the multiple murder of his own wife and three children.

After the deaths, Longo fled to Mexico, where he passed himself off as Michael Finkel, New York Times journalist. These two weird stories come together as Finkel in turn becomes fascinated (perhaps obsessed) with Longo the accused murderer, who while in prison and during his trial would talk only to Finkel. Who is using whom...?

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"Its a gripping tale, plainly told but artfully constructed, and the twists continue right up to and beyond the climax of the trial" (Blake Morrison Guardian)

"A thrilling, unforgettable book... Wonderful" ( Spectator)

"An absorbing examination of human frailty, the nature of truth and the power of pride... It is also a stonking good read... Extraordinary and terrifying journalism" ( The Times)

"A fine, beautifully choreographed addition to the macabre three-legged race linking murderers with writers... Horribly readable" ( Mail on Sunday)

"'Utterly compelling'" ( Irish Times)

From the Publisher:

Brilliant journalism meets true crime in the heart of America - in a bizarre, gripping and thought-provoking story with the same edgy intelligence and ambiguities as contemporary classics like Mailer's The Executioner's Song and Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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