×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Love and Ruin: Tales of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from The Atavist Magazine
     

Love and Ruin: Tales of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from The Atavist Magazine

by Evan Ratliff, Susan Orlean
 

See All Formats & Editions

Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing.

Since its inception, The Atavist Magazine has been a pioneer of today’s longform journalism renaissance. Now, Love and Ruin brings ten of the magazine’s most astonishing stories into

Overview

Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing.

Since its inception, The Atavist Magazine has been a pioneer of today’s longform journalism renaissance. Now, Love and Ruin brings ten of the magazine’s most astonishing stories into print for the first time. These writers have taken reporting to the extremes of nature, turned inward to explore what makes us human, and burrowed deep into archives in search of mysterious figures and events more surprising than anything in contemporary fiction. What unifies these nonfiction masterpieces is the keen eye with which their writers capture the details of human experience, and their knack for hooking us into a story and never letting go.

With stories by:
James Verini • Leslie Jamison • Vanessa Veselka • Jon Mooallem • Cris Beam • Brooke Jarvis • David Dobbs • Adam Higginbotham • Evan Ratliff • Matthew Shaer

Editorial Reviews

Laura Pearson - Chicago Tribune
“The Atavist is to digital long-form journalism what the first season of 'Serial' was to podcasting: a pioneering force for compelling, in-depth storytelling in an age of sound bites, hot takes and clickbait.”
Susan Orlean
“The images awaiting you in the stories here, thanks to The Atavist, are the kind that hurl you out of your reading chair and into another realm.”
Michael Paterniti
“A mesmerizing collection, as lush and moving and full of astonishments as any I’ve read. It reflects the now-vital place of The Atavist in our literary firmament, a digital enterprise populated by some of the very best writers today, obsessed with the written word and new ways of telling stories. This is longform at its best, nonfiction mini-novellas that grip and cajole; rollick and surprise; illuminate and carry you on a journey to where truth and emotion are supersaturated, to where the gems glow in plain sight, there for the taking.”
Nancy Jo Sales
“Love and Ruin is tightly packed with the kind of stories that stay in your mind for a long time—stories that come alive in the kind of hard, clean sentences I remembering marveling at as a teenager devouring the stories of Truman Capote and Lillian Ross for the first time.”
Wes Judd - Outside
“The Atavist's book Love and Ruin has some of the best nonfiction longform I've ever read. I don't know how Evan Ratliff and co. do it, but they attract the best writers with the most insane stories. Love and Ruinis just them flexing, and I gotta say, it's pretty nice to look at.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393352726
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/26/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
725,579
File size:
939 KB

Meet the Author

Evan Ratliff is the editor of The Atavist magazine. His writing has appeared in Wired, where he is a contributing editor; The New Yorker; National Geographic; and other publications. He is also the story editor of Pop-Up Magazine, a live event.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews