Congressional Aide Confronts Guilt-Filled Blast From Her Past, In Rita Bleiman’s Latest Book

NEPR's Summer Fiction Series

Guilt, religion, love and death. Northampton, Massachusetts, writer Rita Bleiman takes it all on in her latest novel.

“Acts of Contrition” — the next book in NEPR’s Summer Fiction series — is set in Washington, D.C., in 1972, and it’s a follow-up to Bleiman’s first novel, “Dirty Tricks.”

The main character, Gloria Warren, left her home in Dallas for the nation’s capitol, where she works in a Senate office. But Bleiman says politics is only the backdrop as Gloria’s personality leads her into a dangerous situation.