Everything You Know

Everything You Know

by Zoe Heller
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Everything You Know by Zoe Heller

Willy Muller is an embittered writer of celebrity bios and an equal-opportunity misanthrope. At fifty, he has survived imprisonment for murdering his wife, years of venomous hate mail from the British public and, most recently, the suicide of his daughter Sadie. Willy needs a break, but he's not going to get it. While recuperating from a heart attack in a Mexican resort with his magnificently silly girlfriend Penny and his vodka-drenched friend Harry, Willy finds himself drawn into a troubling confrontation with the past. As he becomes engrossed in Sadie's tragic diaries, he reluctantly considers his chaotic family history and the notion that "only when you die do you run out of chances to be good."

With her scathing wit and brilliant ear for dialogue, Zoë Heller has created a darkly humorous story of love and loathing, sex and death, and filial relations gone horribly awry. Acidly funny and deeply affecting, Everything You Know marks the debut of a brilliant and immensely stylish young writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780676978704
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Publication date: 09/26/2006
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Zoë Heller was born in London and lives in New York City. She is the author of the novels What Was She Thinking? (Notes on a Scandal), The Believers, and Everything You Know.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

July 7, 1965

Place of Birth:

London, England

Education:

B.A., St. Anne's College, Oxford, 1987; M.A., Columbia University 1988

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HAD I KNOWN THAT IT WOULD BE SO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT I WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN CONSIDERED AND NOW I AM DELETING FROM M LIBRARY. FOR ME THIS WAS A WASTE OF TIME EVEN READING THE FIRST CHAPTER.