Love and Ruin (Paperback)

Tales of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from the Atavist Magazine

By Evan Ratliff (Editor), Susan Orlean (Introduction by)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393352719, 432pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2016

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Description

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 Shae