Testimony

Testimony

A Novel

eBook - 2008
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At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellinglyexplores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.
Publisher: 2008
ISBN: 9780316143493
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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weezie1
Jun 17, 2017

A novel with some mystery and teens as they grow up. A very good novel.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 08, 2014

Analysis of an emotional disaster that arises from a moment of teenage sexual experimentation. Great narrative skillfully written from multiple perspectives.

Jtrivilino Jan 29, 2014

Anita Shreve has a remarkable ability to reveal the thoughts of her characters. I was nodding my head in agreement as she styled the thoughts of each character. I found the story realistic and heart wrenching. I loved it as I have loved her other works.

mikeyppl May 02, 2012

A profoundly sad story. Excellently written from the viewpoint of various characters.

FRANCYNE PELCHAR May 02, 2012

A compelling novel that speaks to contemporary moral issues and the way Internet technology affects situations which in the past stayed local.
I've read it twice and recommned it highly.

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Vandyoak
Sep 05, 2011

Excellent writing and the subject matter is very relevant. I do wish that the character of the girl involved had been a little more fleshed out.

Not a fun read, but a good one.

tw1629 Jul 29, 2011

Although this book has an interesting subject matter and the manner it is written (each chapter is a different person's perspective) is intriquing, the story itself left me feeling sad, almost to the point of wishing I hadn't read it! But the situation is realistic even if it is a sad story. I couldn't put the book down because I was so anxious for what was going to be revealed next! So, since that is a good indicator of a book's worth, I would recommend it. But be prepared for an unhappy ending...

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