Those Who Knew: A Novel

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Using a variety of formats and narrators, this book is an interesting intriguing look at political actors and the requisite fallout from their personalities and actions. In that sense, it is very relevant to this time in history as powerful men are questioned (albeit lightly) about their alleged abuse of female cohorts. The format of the novel is interesting. It begins using a conventional format, shifts to a diary in some chapters and a script for a play in others.

The principal character, Lena, was almost killed by her political guru and lover. Naturally, she moves on as he rises in power and influence. When another of his mentees is killed, Lena becomes inhabited by her spirit, urging her to take action to expose this ruthless climber. The fact that young women are used and abused by politicians and men in power is a truism in our society today. This makes this novel seem written for the ethical considerations of our society and its men in power. It is also very readable due to the skill of its author. This is only her second book and I shall hope for many more.


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Author Idra Novey
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 248 pages
Publisher Viking
Publish Date 2018-Nov-06
ISBN 9780525560432
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Issue February 2019
Category Modern Literature
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