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The Resource The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly

Label
The Spider and the Fly
Title
The Spider and the Fly
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Rowe
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Extraordinarily suspenseful and truly gut-wrenching...A must-read."- Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone GirlIn this superb work of literary true crime—a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense—a female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and her search to understand the darkness inside us."Well, well, Claudia. Can I call you Claudia? I'll have to give it to you, when confronted at least you're honest, as honest as any reporter. . . . You want to go into the depths of my mind and into my past. I want a peek into yours. It is only fair, isn't it?"—Kendall FrancoisIn September 1998, young reporter Claudia Rowe was working as a stringer for the New York Times in Poughkeepsie, New York, when local police discovered the bodies of eight women stashed in the attic and basement of the small colonial home that Kendall Francois, a painfully polite twenty-seven-year-old community college student, shared with his parents and sister.Growing up amid the safe, bourgeois affluence of New York City, Rowe had always been secretly fascinated by the darkness, and soon became obsessed with the story and with Francois. She was consumed with the desire to understand just how a man could abduct and strangle eight women—and how a family could live for two years, seemingly unaware, in a house with the victims' rotting corpses. She also hoped to uncover what humanity, if any, a murderer could maintain in the wake of such monstrous evil. Reaching out after Francois was arrested, Rowe and the serial killer began a dizzying four-year conversation about cruelty, compassion, and control; an unusual and provocative relationship that would eventually lead her to the abyss, forcing her to clearly see herself and her own past—and why she was drawn to danger
Summary
A New York Times journalist traces her psychologically provocative, four-year conversation with a young serial killer who murdered eight women and hid them in the basement of his family home, a relationship that dangerously challenged her sense of self
Tone
Writing style
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10545976
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.15232092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a web of memory and murder
Label
The Spider and the Fly
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:e2f27c2e-54ae-448a-b200-38956ecb4133
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062416148
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Spider and the Fly
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e2f27c2e-54ae-448a-b200-38956ecb4133
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062416148
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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