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Nothing Lost

Nothing Lost

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Written by John Gregory DunneAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Gregory Dunne

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: May 17, 2005
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-3501-4 (1-4000-3501-5)
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A grisly racial murder in what news commentators insist on calling “the heartland.” A feeding frenzy of mass media and seamy politics. An illicit love affair with the potential to wreck lives. In his grandly inventive last novel, John Gregory Dunne orchestrated these elements into a symphony of American violence, chicanery, and sadness.

In the aftermath of Edgar Parlance’s killing, the small prairie town of Regent becomes a destination for everyone from a sociopathic teenaged supermodel to an enigmatic attorney with secret familial links to the worlds of Hollywood and organized crime. Out of their manifold convergences, their jockeying for power, publicity or love, Nothing Lost creates a drama of magnificent scope and acidity.


“Gripping. . . . Dunne . . . us[es] his virtuosic skills as a social observer, his ear for street talk and his gut instinct for a story to create his most compelling novel since True Confessions.” — The New York Times

“Sure-handed, ambitious, panoramic, and pungent . . . Nothing Lost is the real thing. It speaks to the American here and now more vividly and astutely than anything since Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities.” —The Washington Post Book World

Nothing Lost harnesses a number of dark engines of power, greed, and manipulation, all of which connect in a knockout trip through our media-saturated society. . . . Sensational satire.” —Time Out New York

“A wide-ranging, shrewd and bittersweet story that will stand with the best of Dunne’s work . . . terrific . . . a serious novel disguised as brilliantly entertaining popular fiction.” —Seattle Times