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The First True Lie: A Novel
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Published:
[Place of publication not identified]: Crown/Archetype, 2014.
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eBook
Content Description:
144 pages
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An utterly compelling, heartbreaking novel that introduces a revelatory young voice to the U.S. market. Meet Luca, a curious young boy living with his mother, a taciturn woman who every now and then tries out a new father. Luca keeps to himself, his cat, Blue, and his favorite toys—words. One February morning his mom doesn't wake up to bring him to school, so Luca—driven by a deep fear of being an orphan—decides to pretend to the world that his mom is still alive. At first it's easy. Luca dresses himself for school, makes sure Blue gets his dinner, and manages to avoid nosy neighbors. He and Blue camp out in the living room and embark on imaginary expeditions to outer space, and Luca dreams about marrying his school crush, Antonella. Soon, however, the laundry starts piling up, the fridge emptying—and the smell of Mama's decaying body begins to permate the apartment. As Luca grapples with what to do, we ultimately witness something much more poignant than the morbid circumstance—a young boy's journey to the point at which he can say: “I am no longer an orphan. I am a single human being. It's a matter of words.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

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English
ISBN:
9780770436865

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Description
An utterly compelling, heartbreaking novel that introduces a revelatory young voice to the U.S. market. Meet Luca, a curious young boy living with his mother, a taciturn woman who every now and then tries out a new father. Luca keeps to himself, his cat, Blue, and his favorite toys—words. One February morning his mom doesn't wake up to bring him to school, so Luca—driven by a deep fear of being an orphan—decides to pretend to the world that his mom is still alive. At first it's easy. Luca dresses himself for school, makes sure Blue gets his dinner, and manages to avoid nosy neighbors. He and Blue camp out in the living room and embark on imaginary expeditions to outer space, and Luca dreams about marrying his school crush, Antonella. Soon, however, the laundry starts piling up, the fridge emptying—and the smell of Mama's decaying body begins to permate the apartment. As Luca grapples with what to do, we ultimately witness something much more poignant than the morbid circumstance—a young boy's journey to the point at which he can say: “I am no longer an orphan. I am a single human being. It's a matter of words.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mander, M., & Twilley, S. (2014). The First True Lie: A Novel. [Place of publication not identified], Crown/Archetype.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mander, Marina and Stephen. Twilley. 2014. The First True Lie: A Novel. [Place of publication not identified], Crown/Archetype.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mander, Marina and Stephen. Twilley, The First True Lie: A Novel. [Place of publication not identified], Crown/Archetype, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mander, Marina, and Stephen Twilley. The First True Lie: A Novel. [Place of publication not identified], Crown/Archetype, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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