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Night Film

by Marisha Pessl

Night Film
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2013, 624 pages
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    Jul 2014, 624 pages

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Night Film, a literary thriller by Marisha Pessl, is haunting and breathtakingly suspenseful.

One of the central tenets of Hinduism states that the world as we know it is just an illusion – this concept is referred to as "Maya." The theory is the basis for quite a few stories including the much-acclaimed science fiction film, The Matrix. It is also the driver for Night Film, a book that will have you questioning the illusory nature of truth as you go on a wild rollercoaster ride in Marisha Pessl's able hands.

Stanislas Cordova, a famed director of horror films, is a cult legend despite stepping out of the limelight 30 years ago; so when his 24 year-old daughter, Ashley, turns up dead in a Manhattan warehouse from what is an apparent suicide, reporter Scott McGrath's curiosity is piqued. Five years ago, while investigating her father, McGrath's career spun out of control, a fact he can't help but blame on the enigmatic and elusive Stan Cordova. Finding out the truth behind...

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