Meadow and Carrie have everything in common - except their views on sex, power, moviemaking, and morality. Eat the Document Finalist, National Book Awards 2006 for Fiction. Eat the Document: A Novel by Dana Spiotta and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. I learned a great deal about how to disappear, develop a new identity, survive the psychological stress as well as the practical challenges of this lifestyle. I picked up Dana Spiotta's book "Eat the Document" after reading and enjoying "Stone Arabia" a great deal. . — Pages magazine, “Spiotta’s crisscrossing of times and narrators creates a remarkable tension….In all of this, Spiotta manages to create a very natural story: It is believable, uneasy, mildly violent, lovesick and beautifully written.” Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. In Eat the Document, the question of how to respond (or answer back, or resist) was political and focused outward, with all the complications and consequences of those actions. I also admire the development of the supporting characters and the setting, which feels very authentic. The book spends a lot of time talking about what it is like to be on the run and never being sure who is right around the corner from you. . Mary never expects to see her cohort Bobby whom she committed this crime with ever again. — Laurie Stone, Chicago Tribune, “Infused with subtle wit . Her book explores protests, bombings, underground filmmaking, and computer hacking, finding the personal and political ramifications of each.” Its title refers to a 1972 documentary about Bob Dylan. “Fiction as documentary, a coruscating, heartrending fable of struggle and loss.” Please try your request again later. Long time to be read, finally read. Spiotta is an irresistible satirist and taut storyteller.” Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Free shipping. Eat the Document is about hippie activists in hiding, yes, but it is also about longing and loss, identity and authenticity, and the inescapability of destiny. by Dana Spiotta . — Anna Godberson, Esquire online, “A keenly observant and caustically funny tale . . . See all … With astounding detail, Spiotta is equally rhapsodic on the fads and follies of two generations of countercultural rebels, but spares neither her sharp eye for hypocrisy, futility, and misplaced desires. I was not disappointed to find another highly-charged and thought-provoking exploration of cultural change, in this case a deep look into the lives of left wing radicals on the run, creating new identities in suburban America - spanning the early 1970s … — Gina Mallet, The National Post (Canada), “I like the way Dana Spiotta tinges reality with a dazzling now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t quality. “Stunning . . Dana Spiotta, whom Michiko Kakutani called “wonderfully observant and wonderfully gifted… with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadness of contemporary life” (The New York Times), has written a bold and moving novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years. Please try again. Talk:Eat the Document (novel) Jump to navigation Jump to search. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. We also learn about Nash--who works at a local music shop and figures in meaningfully to the story as we get to the end of the book. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling … An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s.A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of … It blew me away.” Find items in libraries near you. Everyday low … Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture and consequence of rebellion, with particular resonance now. And good. — Katha Pollitt, author of Virginity or Death! Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. I had no idea there was so much more of it available from clandestine sources than was ever released. — Donna Seaman, Booklist, “A forthright and fascinating look at American counterculture.” Joanne Collings writes from Washington, D.C. Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2016. To be honest, I am not sure why nobody had recommended it to me before even after being a finalist for the National Book Award. Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland with the Hawks. singularly powerful and provocative. Please try again. Based on Spiotta’s novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years, Eat the Document is a story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. LOCKDOWN will be “gradually lifted” in March once all over 70s have received the coronavirus vaccine, the government hopes. — John Hammond, San Antonio Express-News, “Eat the Document is a good yarn. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. Came in good condition and promptly. — Julia Scheeres, The New York Times Book Review, “Scintillating . As much as I am an avid reader, I don't recall ever seeing Dana Spiotta' novels reviewed or mentioned anywhere. I am always trying to expand the scope of my reading and appreciate reading review from all sorts of sources. But mostly I walked in the shoes (and heads) of Mary, Bobby, and Jason for decades. EAT THE DOCUMENT. I wanted to see what else she wrote and how it compared. She becomes Louise, and it is years later when she is widowed, raising her fifteen year old son alone, that her identity is revealed --- in ways I won't give away here. Dana Spiotta (Author) › Visit Amazon's Dana Spiotta Page. Recommended. [Dana Spiotta] Home. 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