Betrayal comes in many forms.
On a bright November day in 1963, President Kennedy is shot.
That same day, Nell Benjamin receives a phone call with news about her husband,
the influential young editor of a literary magazine. As the nation mourns its
public loss, Nell has her private grief to reckon with, as well as a revelation
about Charlie that turns her understanding of her marriage on its head, along
with the world she thought she knew.
With the Cold War looming ominously over the lives of
American citizens in a battle of the Free World against the Communist powers,
the blurry lines between what is true, what is good, and what is right tangle
with issues of loyalty and love. As the truths Nell discovers about her beloved
husband upend the narrative of her life, she must question her own allegiance:
to her career as a journalist, to her country, but most of all to the people
Set in the literary Manhattan of the 1950s, at a journal much
like the Paris Review, The Unwitting evokes
a bygone era of burgeoning sexual awareness and intrigue and an exuberance of
ideas that had the power to change the world. Resonant, illuminating, and
utterly absorbing, The
Unwitting is about the lies we tell,
the secrets we keep, and the power of love in the face of both. Download and start listening now!