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Stories Told In Reverse!

I wanted some inspiration for my newest book project, one which will tell a story in reverse! Specifically, I want to begin at the end (today! right now!) and end at the beginning (many many years ago!). Would it work? I wondered. COULD it work??

So, I asked a group of Wellesley alums for ideas and models. And yes, dear readers! The reverse chronology CAN work! Thanks to all who helped to compile the list...and feel free to contact me with titles to add!

Without further adieu...

Literary works that employ Reverse Chronology:

Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko
Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle
"Repent, Harlequin" Said the Ticktockman, Harlan Ellison
Betrayal, Harold Pinter
House of Leaves, Mark C. Danieleweski
The Night Watch, Sarah Waters 
Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk
Underworld, Don DeLillo
The Cairo Affair, Olen Steinhauer
Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
Life after Life, Kate Atkinson
Paradise, Toni Morrison
Time's Arrow, Martin Amis
Songs for the New Depression, Kergen Edwards-Stout
The Use of Weapons, Iain M. Banks
The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon
Lost City Radio, Daniel Alarcon
Memento (film), based on "Memento Mori" by Jonathan Nolan (Esquire, 2001)
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

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