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Marisha Pessl

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Marisha Pessl grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and now lives in New York City. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, her debut novel, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. It won the 2006 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (now the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize), and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Her new novel, Night Film, comes out August 20, 2013.

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3.70 avg rating — 31,497 ratings — published 2006 — 46 editions
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Night Film

3.77 avg rating — 45,547 ratings — published 2013 — 49 editions
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"In the mind-twisting mystery Night Film, a dogged investigative reporter pursues a reclusive horror director, whose life and all-too-real films are cloaked in secrecy." ...More

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“Just when you think you've hit rock bottom, you realize you're standing on another trapdoor.”
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“Mortal fear is as crucial a thing to our lives as love. It cuts to the core of our being and shows us what we are. Will you step back and cover your eyes? Or will you have the strength to walk to the precipice and look out?”
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