True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa
In February 2002, New York occasions Magazine author Michael Finkel bought a startling piece of reports: a tender guy named Christian Longo, sought after for killing his complete relations, have been captured in Mexico, the place he'd taken on a brand new id: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.
The subsequent day, on web page A-3 of the Times, got here one other troubling merchandise: a be aware from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified elements of an investigative article, have been fired. still, the single journalist Longo could communicate with was once the true Michael Finkel, and so Finkel positioned a decision to Oregon's Lincoln County prison, reason on getting the genuine tale. So started a extraordinary and extreme relationship—a reporting activity that morphed right into a intelligent online game of cat-and-mouse. half secret, half memoir, half mea culpa, True Story weaves a spellbinding story of homicide, love, and deceit with a deeply own inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.