from here:But here’s the thing. I do not give a stuff who Ferrante “really” is. If I have a right to know, as Gatti argues, I don’t wish to exercise it. Gatti, as far as I’m concerned, has violated my right not to know, while Ferrante protected it. I was more than willing to play my small part in giving this writer the space she needed to write as she does, and gratefully accept my reward – her books and the pleasure they give to me.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/ ... udio-gatti
What are the ideal audience and "author" for our tricks?
By contrast - what if the Appleton's were long time friends of the Swift family and those books are only slightly less than factual stories?