'The morning after the best day of my life - it must have been years, but it felt like a day - I woke up in bed in another country with the wrong woman . . .' Liam has it all. In front of him glitters an exciting career and a life with the woman he has loved from the moment he saw her. But on a feverish night out he loses his job, his home and his girlfriend. He is lucky to escape with his life. Trying to leave his shame behind in London, he flees to Argentina to live honestly, and to write the world's longest and truest love letter. But Buenos Aires is the most sensual, most duplicitous city in the world. Surrounded by dubious role models, how will Liam prevent his lies from running away with him? Romantic, smart and wickedly entertaining, My Biggest Lie is a novel about father figures, second chances and what it means to tell the truth.
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Captures the sun-soaked sexiness of the city . . . and the hazy drug that is desire better than anything I have read in years . . . witty and tender * * Guardian * * I loved this book! It is wickedly funny and razor sharp but has a warmth and tenderness that is hard to resist -- CATHERINE O'FLYNN, author of What Was Lost Smart, zingy and extremely funny, this is a real treat -- PAUL MURRAY, author of Skippy Dies A stunning meditation on truth and falsehood in a world in which it becomes ever harder to tell the two apart. Plus it's a real page-turner. Deeply sensual and obscenely funny -- GARY SCHTYNGART, author of Absurdistan It's rare to find writing so lucid and honest at once, and in a book where pages turn themselves. I grabbed this for its mad adventure, but came away with a gift for the heart -- DBC PIERRE, author of Vernon God Little Partly an extended love letter, My Biggest Lie is an attempt at sincere self-expression, and an examination of contemporary culture and the difficulties of communication in our technologically fraught era... Rewarding and ambitious... * * Times Literary Supplement * * A scintillating, intelligent and uproariously funny trip into the excesses of storytelling * * Big Issue * *
About Luke Brown
Luke Brown was born and grew up in Lancashire and now lives in London. My Biggest Lie is his first novel.
My Biggest Lie by Luke Brown
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Canongate Books Ltd
Long-listed for Gordon Burn Prize (UK).
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