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Payback: A Novel, Gordon, Mary

Payback: A Novel

Authors: Gordon, Mary
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC044000, FIC071000, FIC019000
ISBN: 9781524749231, Related ISBNs: 0593082540, 0593292642, 0593292855, 1524749222, 1524749230
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Quin Archer is the revenge-loving queen of the reality TV show Payback, and has dedicated her life to confronting and outing the guilty. But long before she was a star, Quin was an angry teenage student at a private New England girls’ school, whose closest confidant was her art teacher, Agnes. But when Quin (then known as Heidi) turned to Agnes for help in a moment of desperate need, Agnes’s stunned response devastated them both. Payback is a powerful tale of #MeToo misunderstanding, from a time before there was language to contain it, and of the reverberations of our actions across the years. It is 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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