Blood Will Out: The True Story Of A Murder A Mystery And A Masquerade

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Blood Will Out: The True Story Of A Murder A Mystery And A Masquerade

by Walter Kirn

WW Norton | March 18, 2014 | Hardcover

Blood Will Out: The True Story Of A Murder A Mystery And A Masquerade is rated 1 out of 5 by 1.
In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.55 × 6.41 × 0.91 in

Published: March 18, 2014

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0871404516

ISBN - 13: 9780871404510

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from hated this one I think he should stick to Fiction
Date published: 2014-07-14

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Blood Will Out: The True Story Of A Murder A Mystery And A Masquerade

by Walter Kirn

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.55 × 6.41 × 0.91 in

Published: March 18, 2014

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0871404516

ISBN - 13: 9780871404510

From the Publisher

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

About the Author

Walter Kirn is the author of Thumbsucker and Up in the Air, both made into major films. His work has appeared in GQ, New York, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine.

Editorial Reviews

“[A] tight, gripping book…This bit of noir, from Mr. Kirn about Clark Rockefeller, is just right.” “In this smart, real-life psychological thriller, the fake Rockefeller is a zombie Gatsby and Kirn the post-apocalyptic Fitzgerald.” “Kirn is such a good writer and Gerhartsreiter such a baroquely, demonically colorful subject, you could imagine this being a fine read had they no personal connection. That they did, however, elevates to another level: Kirn lards his story with detail while reviewing his own psyche, in an attempt to discover how he—a journalist!—could have been so fooled. The irony? With all due respect to Kirn''s skills as a novelist, it is hard to conceive of any fictionalized version of ''Clark Rockefeller'' being as compelling as the real thing.” “This stunning book dissects psychopathy, the perverse manners of the Internet generation, art, money, and the very nature of belief. At its core, it brilliantly portrays one man''s journey through fraudulence to a point of stern resolve. It''s tabloid tell-all journalism and Old Testament rebuke. It is of a piece with Roethke: it tells us that the abyss is just a step down the stair.” “In this smart, real-life psychological thriller, the fake Rockefeller is a zombie Gatsby and Kirn the post-apocalyptic Fitzgerald.” “In Walter Kirn brilliantly and with remarkable eloquence dissects one of the great impostors—and along the way del
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