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A conversation with Author Daniel Sweren-Becker

2023-10-12 19:00:00 2023-10-12 20:00:00 America/New_York A conversation with Author Daniel Sweren-Becker Join us on Zoom for a conversation with author Daniel Sweren-Becker, discussing his new novel, <i>Kill Show</i>. Virtual - Bay Village Branch Zoom 1

Thursday, October 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-12 19:00:00 2023-10-12 20:00:00 America/New_York A conversation with Author Daniel Sweren-Becker Join us on Zoom for a conversation with author Daniel Sweren-Becker, discussing his new novel, <i>Kill Show</i>. Virtual - Bay Village Branch Zoom 1

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Bay Village Branch Zoom 1

Join us on Zoom for a conversation with author Daniel Sweren-Becker, discussing his new novel, Kill Show.

This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registration and an email address are required to receive the link to participate. 

Order your copy of Kill Show from Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry: macsbacks.com/book/9780063321403


About the author:

Daniel Sweren-Becker is an author, television writer, and playwright living in Los Angeles. His play Stress Positions premiered in New York City at the SoHo Playhouse. A native of Manhattan, he is the author of the novels The Ones and The Equals.

In Kill Show, Sara Parcell disappeared without a trace on a crisp April morning in Frederick, Maryland. Her tragic story was a national obsession and the centerpiece of a controversial television docuseries that followed her disappearance in real time. But is it possible that everyone missed the biggest secret of all?

Ten years after these events, the people who knew Sara best are finally ready to talk. In this genre-bending novel, Daniel Sweren-Becker fashions an oral history around the seemingly familiar crime of a teenage girl gone missing. Yet Kill Show, filled with diabolical twists and provocative social commentary, is no standard mystery. Through “interviews” with family members, neighbors, law enforcement, television executives, and a host of other compelling characters, Sweren-Becker constructs a riveting tale about one family’s tragedy—and Hollywood’s insatiable desire to exploit it.

By revealing the seedy underbelly of the true crime entertainment machine, Kill Show probes literary territory beyond the bounds of the standard whodunit; it’s a thoughtful exploration into America’s obsession with the mysteries, cold cases, and violent tales we turn to for comfort. Groundbreaking, fast-moving, and informed, this is a novel about who’s really responsible for the tragedies we love to consume. 

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