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Novel By San Diego Author Explores Kidnapping Case That Inspired ‘Lolita’

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Novel By San Diego Author Explores Kidnapping Case That Inspired 'Lolita'

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T. Greenwood, author, “Rust & Stardust”

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The real-life kidnapping case that inspired Vladimir Nobokov to finish "Lolita" is the subject of a new novel by a San Diego author.

"Rust & Stardust" by T. Greenwood is based on the kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner by a middle-aged pedophile in the late 1940s.

Greenwood joins Midday Edition on Monday to discuss the inspiration for her book.

Greenwood will be at two local events this week. She will be discussing the novel at the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in Clairemont at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. She will also be on a panel at the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books at Liberty Station on Saturday.

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