Flood Damage: You Need a Good Reason to Rewrite History

Chicago Reader | March 29, 2010
Rebecca Gilman's A True History of the Johnstown Flood is shot through with fictions and omissions. Gilman owns up to taking one such liberty in her program note, acknowledging that she invented almost all her characters.

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