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Q&A with Scott Heim

The author of 'Mysterious Skin' climbs back from a success that almost destroyed him

(Globe / Eric Jacobs)
By Christopher Castellani
February 24, 2008

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IN THE MID-1990s, Scott Heim was everywhere. The boyishly handsome poet and fiction writer from Hutchinson, Kan., had a debut novel, "Mysterious Skin," major reviewers praised as groundbreaking and the arrival of an important new voice. His publisher, thrilled with the trifecta of critical acclaim, brisk sales, and swirling controversy over the book's subject matter (recovered memories, alien abduction, and ... (Full article: 1026 words)

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