Innocents And Others by Spiotta Dana
Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler grew up together in Los Angeles and both became film-makers. Meadow makes challenging documentaries; Carrie makes successful feature films with a feminist slant. The two friends have everything in common - except their views on sex power movie-making and morality. And yet their loyalty trumps their different approaches to film and to life. Until one day a mysterious woman with a unique ability to cold-call and seduce powerful men over the phone - not through sex but through listening - becomes the subject of one of Meadow's documentaries. Her downfall and what makes her so extraordinarily moving is that she pretends to be someone she is not. Heart-breaking and insightful Innocents and Others is an astonishing novel about friendship identity loneliness and art.