The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards - Kristopher Jansma

Kristopher Jansma’s original and unusual novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards (Penguin, $16), is akin to a journey through a hall of mirrors. On the surface, it’s the dazzling life-story of an aspiring writer. Entranced by his best friends—perpetually successful, witty, beautiful, and creatively modernist—the unnamed narrator turns their exploits into the foundations of his own stories. But does he unfairly idealize these unwitting muses? Is he plagiarizing not their work, but their lives? And if so, does this make his work fraudulent? From chapter to chapter, names and relationships change, until the reader can no longer discern what is “real” from what is imagined—which leaves only the truth that  appropriation is ultimately disastrous.

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ISBN: 9780143125020
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Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2014

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