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Friday, May 10 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Truth Inside the Lie: An Examination of Peter Straub's Use of the Unreliable Narrator

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Ghost Story. Koko. lost boy, lost girl. In The Room. The Throat. Common among these Peter Straub novels is one thing: the unreliable narrator. Someone who cannot be completely trusted in a story. The unreliable narrator confuses readers, leaves them unsettled about his role—what he is about and what are his goals. This creates an atmosphere of psychological tension throughout the novels, especially The Throat. Our panelists discuss Straub's use of the unreliable narrator and the techniques he and other authors have used to create such memorable characters.

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Brian Matthews

Trustee; Bram Stoker Awards® Show Coordinator, Pitch Session Coordinator, Horror Writers Association
Author, financial planner, former psychologist, husband, and father. That pretty much sums it up.

Friday May 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Thornapple Room