Dissidence: A Novel of Lee Harvey Oswald traces the events of November 22, 1963, a day that witnessed the assassination of an American President and changed the course of world history. Focusing on the tormented life of Oswald, Dissidence is theMoreDissidence: A Novel of Lee Harvey Oswald traces the events of November 22, 1963, a day that witnessed the assassination of an American President and changed the course of world history.
Focusing on the tormented life of Oswald, Dissidence is the first novel to center on an assassin who has largely been relegated to obscurity by a myriad of conspiracy theories. In this existential and at times hallucinatory telling, Dissidence thoroughly and intimately examines Oswald’s life and personal relationships as well as his political and personal beliefs gone awry. Building on the latest evidence, Pizzimenti, in this tour de force, succeeds in telling a very human tale about the man who shocked a nation with three fateful shots.
It is a tale all the more harrowing as told from the point of view that Oswald acted alone. Dissidence proves that the truth is more awful than the conspiracy theorists will have you believe. More disturbing than fanciful accounts of CIA or mob involvement- more frightening than fictional tales about a military coup d’etat or a massive government cover up is the plain fact that an individual loner could so greatly influence history in a tale that has captivated both America and the world at large for more than four decades.
Baby-boomers, adventure, and true-crime readers will love this new look at Oswald compiled with new research, but following a riveting literary style. Although the JFK Assassination has been examined by a multitude of authors, scholars and investigators over the years in ways that range from the comical to outright bizarre, it is clear that the matter is still one that inspires intrigue, fascination and controversy.