'Innocents and Others' Looks at Friendship in Art and Life

Dana Spiotta’s new novel, Innocents and Others, revolves around two best friends. Both women are talented filmmakers, but they don’t agree on much. One is a commercial director who makes hits, while the other makes art movies and documentaries. There’s also a third woman, who calls powerful men in Hollywood she doesn’t know and emotionally seduces them over the phone. Innocents and Others is a book about friendship and what’s meaningful in art and in life.