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Blood Will Out Walter Kirn

Blood Will Out By Walter Kirn

Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn

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An In Cold Blood for our time, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer.

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Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn

In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage - set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from an animal shelter in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who, one day, would be shockingly unmasked as a brazen serial impostor and brutal double-murderer.

This is a one-of-a-kind story of an innocent man duped by a real-life Mr Ripley, taking us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the private club rooms of Manhattan to the courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles.

Blood Will Out Reviews

The story of Blood Will Out is one of cosmic ironies and jaw-dropping reversals... Kirn's persona is captivating - funny, pissed off, highly literate, and self-searching... An elegant, classic writer... Add the highly readable, intricately told Blood Will Out to the list of great books about the dizzying tensions of the writing life and the maddening difficulty of getting at the truth. -- Amity Gaige * Slate *
Fascinating... Blood Will Out is a moral tale about the dangers of social climbing on a rickety ladder - for both those trying to scramble up the rungs and those trying to hold it steady below. * The Washington Post *
In this smart, real-life psychological thriller, the fake Rockefeller is a zombie Gatsby and Kirn the post-apocalyptic Fitzgerald. * New York Times Book Review *
Page-turning . . . Invoking Jay Gatsby and The Talented Mr Ripley, [Kirn] shows us the way one individual, by simply dropping names all over the place, going sockless and never carrying a wallet, can get alarmingly far in a country that was founded on self-invention. -- Meg Wolitzer * National Public Radio *
There is no finer guide to the American berserk than Walter Kirn. * Gary Shteyngart *
Written with Walter Kirn's usual stylistic verve, insight, and imagination. * Joyce Carol Oates *
Walter Kirn's account of this psychopath is mesmerising and insightful . . . The trial scenes are grippingly suspenseful, the performances of both prosecuting and defence lawyers thrillingly depicted. * Independent *
One of the most unsettling and compelling memoirs I've ever read * Daisy Goodwin, The Sunday Times *
An astonishing story of duplicity ... Kirn's exploration of his own complicity in Rockefeller's illusions makes Blood Will Out a bravura account of true crime reportage. * The Irish Times *
A tale of sociopathic deviance that could have been penned by Patricia Highsmith * Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2016 *

About Walter Kirn

WALTER KIRN is the author of eight books, including Thumbsucker and Up in the Air, both of which have been filmed. He graduated from Princeton in 1983 and has worked as a literary critic and essayist for New York Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, among countless other publications.

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Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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