In February of 2002, Michael Finkel, a writer for the New York Times Magazine and other prestigious publications, was awaiting the end of his career as a writer and the permanent staining of his reputation: the child slave featured in one of Finkel's cover stories had been discovered to be a fabrication. As he awaited the inevitable fallout from his dishonesty, he received an astonishing phone call. A man, Christian Longo, had been living in Mexico under Finkel's identity in an attempt to flee from his own much more heinous crime: the murder of his wife and three children in Oregon. Finkel contacted the man, and their surreal relationship turned out to be a revelatory experience, exposing the twisted working and dark deceptions of the human mind. This frank and fascinating memoir tells the interwoven stories of Longo and Finkel, and proves an illuminating investigation of truth and redemption.
Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Jonah Hill & James Franco and Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo?who has taken on Finkel's identity?his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse.True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel's relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.
Edition: Media Tie-In
Number of Pages: 332
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Journalism, Criminals + Outlaws, Personal Memoirs
Author: Michael Finkel
Street Date: April 7, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5321