The story of Lee Harvey Oswald is buried in a twisting path that led from New Orleans to Japan to Soviet Russia and then back home to Texas. Mailer also introduces us to his version of Marina. A solid backbone for Oswald’s tale from a basic perspective.
This book is fascinating for the amount of detail Marina shared, but flawed by her lack of credibility. A classic piece of novelistic reportage which told the story the world had for the most part accepted: a miserable lone maniac killed JFK. Based in large part on information elicited from Marina Oswald, it can be no more or less credible as history than Marina was at that time. To put it simply, Marina was intent on staying in the US and telling the story that the FBI and the Warren Commission wanted her to tell to support the Warren Report. This is the long version.