I don’t believe in redemption stories. ...more
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My gut is a red, fiery drum, a beacon of rosy light. My instinct to run is a bright radioactive pink arrow, a bloody blade. I was correct. ...more
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Fan fiction writers, rejoice: the future of TV is yours. Yoda-like lizard extracts water from sand without moving a muscle. Holy relics, bacteria, and the Ivy League reveal how to be a better liar. Why modern science rejected modernism. Hankering for a camel or zebra-horse? Try Missouri.
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Art Edwards reviews
Liar by Rob Roberge today in Rumpus Books. ...more
Rob Roberge talks about his new memoir,
Liar, the differences between writing fiction and writing memoir, and why every narrator is an unreliable narrator. ...more
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Truth—a higher, bigger truth—is what I want when I read. I want to nod my head in radical understanding. I want to grasp our complex, fragile humanity better. I want the ancient truths on every page, shown in unique ways. These books deliver. Not a false note in any one of them.
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Rob Roberge’s new memoir,
Liar, is out February 9 from Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House. ...more
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