murder at the beau rivage

The Winter issue of the Paris Review is devoted to crime writing, and the editors asked a bunch of people to do a serial crime story, where one author writes a few pages, and then gives them to the next author to continue and so on. Yesterday, I read “Murder at the Beau Rivage” which was written by Michael Cunningham, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, James Lasdun, Nani Power, Joanna Scott, Julia Slavin, and Mani Suri. The magazine challenged readers to figure out who wrote what portions. I’m pretty sure which scenes were Michael Cunningham’s, Dave Eggers’s, and Manil Suri’s, but not at all about the others. Pick up a copy and try guessing.

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