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Anita Shreve never fails to impress, but in this exhilarating and provocative new novel, the bestselling author of The Pilot’s Wife and Body Surfing outdoes herself, writing at a pitch and intensity that’s simply astonishing.
It begins with an innocent-looking videocassette, given to the headmaster of a New England boarding school ,who doesn’t realize when he begins to watch it that he’s about to open up a Pandora’s box of scandal and revelations. For caught in this tape are four of his students—three upperclassman boys and one young girl—in various sexual acts. Appalled, he quickly acts, making a rash decision that will turn an already bad situation worse, and profoundly derail—or destroy—the lives of the students, parents and faculty involved in the scandal.
Told from multiple perspectives that take us inside the minds of the book’s ensemble cast of characters, Testimony is Anita Shreve at the height of her powers. It’s a gripping drama that explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the hidden fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.
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