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LocationMarshall District
TitlePayback / Mary Gordon.
AuthorGordon, Mary, 1949- author.
CollectionAdult New Arrivals


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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781524749231
International Standard Book Number 9781524749224
International Standard Book Number 1524749222
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54
Personal Name Gordon, Mary, 1949- author.
Title Statement Payback / Mary Gordon.
Edition Statement First Edition.
Imprint New York : Pantheon Books, [2020]
Physical Description pages cm
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Reality television programs Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Revenge Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Television personalities Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sexual abuse victims Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Blaming the victim Fiction.