Amy P. Knight

All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe

Story about stories… Marc has been kidnapped in Pakistan and one of his captors is a woman who tells him stories, kind of a reverse Scheherezade. But the stories appear as if real– about his daughter, Claire, who was killed, and the life she lives after she survives the attack. Also the life Marc leads. Stories are told within that story too, and it becomes unclear what’s actually real, because of course, the whole thing is a story–a novel–and the different realities are both written as though real. Fascinating, and makes me think about stories and what they do to and for us.