It’s about friendship and loss, allegiance and betrayal, propaganda and advertising, fear and courage, the Cold War, secrets and surveillance, history—both personal and cultural, growing up female, identity and self, and the stories we humans tell ourselves in order to cope. (I’m paraphrasing Joan Didion’s brilliant line, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”) For a plot description, you can read about the novel on any bookstore website. Thanks!
What is "You Are One of Them", about?
I'm a fiction writer. My first novel YOU ARE ONE OF THEM was published by The Penguin Press on May 30, 2013. My writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Pushcart Prize XXXV (2011 anthology) and elsewhere. I grew up in Washington, D.C., and have lived in many cities (Moscow, London, Amsterdam, San Francisco, and New York). http://elliottholt.com/