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Memoir to detail Edwards affair

WASHINGTON -- The trial of John Edwards is over, but the public soon will learn more details about his career-ending affair with Rielle Hunter.

Edwards' former mistress has written a tell-all memoir, to be released June 26.

The book, "What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me," details Hunter's affair with the former presidential candidate during the 2008 campaign that led to an out-of-wedlock birth, campaign finance fraud charges and a high-profile trial.

"The book is a memoir about Ms. Hunter's life, her relationship with John Edwards and their daughter," Hunter's spokeswoman, RoseMarie Terenzio, said Saturday.

The book is being released by BenBella Books, according to a spokeswoman for the boutique publisher.

Hunter has not spoken much about the affair in which Edwards fathered a daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter. Edwards at first denied he was the father of the child.

Rielle Hunter gave an interview to GQ magazine in 2010 in which she said she did not want to capitalize on the affair to make money.

Thursday, a North Carolina jury found Edwards not guilty on one of the campaign finance fraud charges and deadlocked on the five others, leading the judge to declare a mistrial. Legal experts said a retrial is unlikely.