The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, an Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece

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$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Ecco Press
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Pages
336
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062661937

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About the Author

Sarah Weinman is the author of The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, an Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece, and the editor, most recently, of Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit & Obsession. She is a 2020 National Magazine Award finalist for reporting and a Calderwood Journalism Fellow at MacDowell, and her work has appeared most recently in New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post. Weinman writes the crime column for the New York Times Book Review and lives in New York City.

Reviews

"The Real Lolita stands out for its captivating mix of tenacious investigative reporting, well-chosen photographs, astute literary analysis, and passionate posthumous recognition of a defenseless child who -- until now -- never received the literary acknowledgment she deserved."--NPR.org
"The achievement of [Weinman's] impressive literary sleuthing is to bring to life a girl whose story had been lost."--New York Times Book Review
"Gripping. . . . Glimpses into Nabokov's process will tantalize die-hard fans, and true crime aficionados will relish Weinman's assiduous reporting."--O Magazine
"Superb. . . . A compelling investigation. . . . Weinman has evocatively reconstructed Sally's nightmare."--Fresh Air
"[A] gripping tale of a long-forgotten victim whose ordeal also echoes the more recent cases of Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard."--People
"[Weinman's] real achievement is evocatively relating the story of a girl who--like her fictional counterpart--was no temptress...but the victim of a sexual predator. . . . [She] has brilliantly filled out her subject's ghost."--Entertainment Weekly
"Superb. . . . Weinman has compassionately given Sally Horner pride of place once more in her own life, a life that was first brutally warped by Frank La Salle, and then appropriated by one of the most brilliant writers of the 20th century."--Washington Post
"A sensitive look at the troubling crime that influenced Vladimir Nabokov's most notorious book; Weinman writes with insight and empathy about both the famous author and the now-forgotten girl whose story intrigued him."--Boston Globe
"Utterly engrossing. . . . Weinman's obsession becomes the reader's obsession. . . . We develop boundless compassion for this once little girl, along with a deep empathy and sorrow for the story of her life."--Los Angeles Review of Books
"Riveting. . . . Scrupulously researched. . . . Nearly 70 years after Sally Horner's death, Weinman's dark and compulsively readable book will make readers aware of the absence of a nearly forgotten girl's voice in discussions of one of the great works of American literature."--Los Angeles Times