The Other Typist (Paperback)

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    Suzanne Rindell is currently in the dissertation phase of the Ph.D. program in English literature at Rice University. Her concentration is in twentieth-century American modernism, and her research provided the impetus for her novel. She has published short fiction and poetry in Conjunctions (online), Nimrod, StorySouth, Crab Orchard Review, and Cream City Review.

    Keira Knightly is to produce and star in the movie adaption of The Other Typist!

    A haunting debut novel set against the background of New York City in the 1920s?

    ?From the first page [I] was absorbed?Suzanne Rindell’s story of a 1920s police stenographer who becomes increasingly obsessed with a glamorous new typist reminds me at points of Notes on a Scandal and Patricia Highsmith, but has creepy charms all its own.”?The Paris Review

    Confessions are Rose Baker’s job. A typist for the New York City Police Department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. Criminals come before her to admit their transgressions, and, with a few strokes of the keys before her, she seals their fate. But while she may hear about shootings, knifings, and crimes of passion, as soon as she leaves the room, she reverts to a dignified and proper lady. Until Odalie joins the typing pool.

    As Rose quickly falls under the stylish, coquettish Odalie’s spell, she is lured into a sparkling underworld of speakeasies and jazz. And what starts as simple fascination turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.


    ISBN 9780425268421
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 359
    Publisher Date 2014-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Putnam Pub Group
    Copyright Year 2014
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Rindell, Suzanne
    Country of Origin United States

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