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From “a major, unnervingly intelligent writer” (Joy Williams) … “rich, funny, learned, and tonally fresh” (Jeffrey Eugenides), comes a novel about aspiration, film, work, and love.

Dana Spiotta’s new novel is about two women, best friends, who grow up in LA in the 80s and become filmmakers. Meadow and Carrie have everything in common—except their views on sex, power, movie-making, and morality. Their lives collide with Jelly, a loner whose most intimate experience is on the phone. Jelly is older, erotic, and mysterious. She cold calls powerful men and seduces them not through sex but through listening. She invites them to reveal themselves, and they do.

Spiotta is “a wonderfully gifted writer with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadnesses of contemporary life, and an unerring ear for how people talk and try to cope today” (New York Times). Innocents and Others is her greatest novel—wise, artful, and beautiful.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What a thrilling ride. And what a delight to be at the receiving end of so much virtuosic caring. A daring and beautiful meditation about selfishness and selflessness, and how to be in the world. A powerful book that will stay with me and continue to speak to me for a long time. Spiotta is a wonder.”

    George Saunders, author of Tenth of December

  • “Dana Spiotta is one of my favorite living writers and in this wondrous and mysterious novel, a spectacular and subtle meditation on sight and sound, she seems almost to channel Jean-Luc Godard: Innocents and Others, like classic JLG,is brilliant, and erotic, and pop.”

    Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba

  • “Two girls meet and become friends in the 1980s, drawn together by their shared love of film. Narrator January LaVoy’s low-key style perfectly fits this somber story. As the young women become filmmakers, each takes a different road—one, a purist, creates controversial documentaries, and the other, who is more commercially minded, makes financially successful movies. As their careers and personal lives weave together over the years, they’re also touched by two other women’s life choices. All of them find there are hard lessons to be learned and high costs to be paid in pursuing their dreams. The book’s dark, deep insights into filmmaking are a slow reveal, masterfully played out in LaVoy’s rich, quiet voice and deliberate pacing. Her presentation is reminiscent of someone reluctantly revealing a painful secret.”


  • A Flavorwire Pick for the 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2016
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for Best Books of March 2016
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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