An incredibly written novel about stories and storytelling
ALL THAT’S LEFT TO TELL
by Daniel Lowe
Flatiron Books, TBA
Editor: Amy Einhorn
ALL THAT’S LEFT TO TELL is told through the lens of an American hostage in Pakistan named Marc, who develops an almost Scheherazade-ian relationship with his captor and interrogator. Every night she comes in to interrogate him, and every night t hey end up telling each other stories—including the story of the life and death of Marc’s daughter Claire, who was killed back in America only a month beforehand. The novel thus becomes a kind act of imagination, containing stories (and stories within stories) about the thousand tiny things that could have happened differently. Throughout the course of these stories, father and daughter start to find their way towards understanding one another once again, even if only in imagination and in death.