The Mythmakers: A Novel Hardcover by Keziah Weir

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The Mythmakers: A Novel Hardcover by Keziah Weir

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ McClelland & Stewart (June 13 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0771000278
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780771000270
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 470 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.55 x 3.05 x 21.59 cm

Three writers, two marriages, one affair—infinite sides to the story. A beguiling nesting doll of a novel about husbands and wives, the battles between creative ambition and love, and the timeless question of who owns a story. Named a best book of the summer by the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Shondaland, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Bustle, and Literary Hub.

Sal Cannon is a struggling magazine writer, dealing with the professional humiliation of being conned by a serial liar. She’s close to rock-bottom when she reads a short story by Martin Keller, the much older author she met at a literary event years ago. Much to her surprise, the piece is about her and their brief encounter. Desperate to read more of the unpublished novel from which the story is taken, she is shocked to learn that Martin has died. But as her own life and relationships fall apart, Sal makes a rash decision: she will seek out Martin’s widow, Moira, and convince her to let Sal read the rest of Martin’s novel. Her novel.

Over a single summer, Sal will insert herself into Moira’s life. Or is it the other way around? As Sal sifts through Martin’s papers and learns more about Moira, she discovers the larger, ever-shifting story of not just one marriage but two, as she unravels the secret histories of those closest to Martin Keller.

The Mythmakers is a seductive nesting doll of a book that grapples with perspective and memory, as well as the battles between creative ambition and love. It’s a novel about the trials and tribulations of finding out who you are, and those moments when the trajectories of our lives are forever altered.

About Author

KEZIAH WEIR is a senior editor at Vanity Fair. The Mythmakers is her first novel. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She grew up in California and British Columbia, and currently lives in Maine with her husband and dog.

Author Residence: Maine

Author Hometown: San Francisco and Salt Spring Island, BC

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