The Human Scale: Murder, Mischief and Other Selected Mayhems (Paperback)

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Whether investigating a gruesome triple-murder, a fairy tale marriage gone horribly wrong, or a brilliant con artist, Michael Lista has proven himself one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation. In his belief that crime reporting thrives the closer it moves to “ the human scale” — where every uncovered secret reveals the truth of our obligations to each other— Lista builds his compulsively readable narratives from details (fake flowers, a little girl’ s necklace) others might pass over, details that provide a doorway into the extreme situations he is drawn to. The Human Scale not only includes Lista’ s most celebrated magazine stories to date, but comes with postscripts that describe his process in writing each piece, and the fallout from publication. Here is long-form journalism in its most hallowed form: brilliant and bingeable.

About the Author

Michael Lista’s reporting has appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticSlateThe Walrus and Toronto Life. He is the author of three books: the poetry volumes Bloom and The Scarborough, and Strike Anywhere, a collection of essays. He was the 2017 Margaret Laurence Fellow, a finalist for the Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism, and the winner of the 2020 National Magazine Award Gold Medals for both Investigative Reporting and Long Form Feature Writing. His story, “The Sting,” is being adapted into a television series for Apple TV+.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781550656206
ISBN-10: 1550656201
Publisher: VĂ©hicule Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English