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Mar 01, 2016
| ISBN 9780399184000
Mar 01, 2016 | ISBN 9780399184000
I Met Someone is the story of Academy Award–winning actress Dusty Wilding, her wife Allegra, a long-lost daughter, and the unspeakable secret hidden beneath the glamour of their lavish, carefully calibrated celebrity life. After Allegra suffers a miscarriage, Dusty embarks on a search for the daughter she lost at age sixteen, and uncovers the answer to a question that has haunted her for decades. With masterful suspense, Bruce Wagner moves among the perspectives of his characters, revealing their individual trauma and the uncanny connections to one another’s past lives. I Met Someone plummets the reader down a rabbit hole of the human psyche, with Wagner’s remarkable insights into our collective obsession with great wealth and fame, and surprises with unimaginable plot turns and unexpected fate. Alternately tender, shocking, and poetic, this is Wagner’s most captivating and affecting novel yet.
Bruce Wagner is the author of the novels Dead Stars, Force Majeure, and I’m Losing You. He also wrote and directed Women in Film, adapted from I’m Losing You, which premiered at the Sundance and Venice film festivals. He lives in Los Angeles.
“I Met Someone sneaks inside the palace walls to tell the story of a middle-aged actress of Meryl Streep-level renown….a shock revelation [transforms] the book into an updated Greek tragedy….The Greeks wrote their tragedies about kings and queens, and this curious novel positions the mega-famous as our modern day royalty.” —Wall Street Journal“The deepening trajectory of Wagner’s work is truly breathtaking; reading I Met Someone is like experiencing an as-yet-undiscovered prayer charting our desperate, funny, wrenching, and wholly necessary struggle to find meaning within the world and connection with each other. I was altered by it.” —Steven Soderbergh “Funny and tragic in equal measure, Bruce Wagner tells a beautifully American story about the desperate hunt for fame and love.” —Sherman Alexie
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