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In the early ‘90s, literary wunderkind JT LeRoy emerged on the scene with gritty fiction and a mystique that captured the world’s imagination. Nearly a decade later, LeRoy was exposed as the greatest literary hoax of our time and the creation of 40-year-old San Francisco punk rocker Laura Albert. In Author: The JT LeRoy Story
, Albert proves that she is truly a masterful storyteller as she unravels her web of deceit, justifies the creation of her avatar as a form of self-expression, and asks the question: Is JT’s prose any less potent without the original pretense?
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