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    DescriptionHow negotiable is a fact in nonfiction? In 2003, an essay by John D Agata was rejected by the magazine that commissioned it due to factual inaccuracies. That essay which eventually became the foundation of D Agata s critically acclaimed About a Mountain was accepted by another magazine, The Believer, but not before they handed it to their own fact-checker, Jim Fingal. What resulted from that assignment was seven years of arguments, negotiations, and revisions as D Agata and Fingal struggled to navigate the boundaries of literary nonfiction. This book reproduces D Agata s essay, along with D Agata and Fingal s extensive correspondence. What emerges is a brilliant and eye-opening meditation on the relationship between truth and accuracy and a penetrating conversation about whether it is appropriate for a writer to substitute one for the other."

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    The Lifespan of a Fact
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    By (author) John D'Agata, By (author) Jim Fingal
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393340730
    ISBN 10: 0393340732

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    WW Norton & Co
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    Publication date
    08 June 2012
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    If you like compelling, emotional stories set in wild, business-friendly locales, this book delivers. --Daniel Roberts"