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City of Truth - James K. Morrow
City of Truth
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Jack leads a rather routine life as a "deconstructionist, " destroying old works of art, until his beloved son contracts a rare disease. Jack must now somehow learn to lie if, as he comes to believe, lying is the only way to give young Toby enough hope to effect a cure. Morrow is the... show more
Jack leads a rather routine life as a "deconstructionist, " destroying old works of art, until his beloved son contracts a rare disease. Jack must now somehow learn to lie if, as he comes to believe, lying is the only way to give young Toby enough hope to effect a cure. Morrow is the award-winning author of Only Begotten Daughter.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156180429 (0156180421)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Nancy
Nancy rated it
4.0 City of Truth
Posted at Shelf Inflicted I was feeling a need to revisit old favorites and couldn’t resist picking up this 1992 Nebula Award winner from the library. It was as enjoyable, humorous, smart and heartbreaking as I remembered it.38-year-old Jack Sperry lives in Veritas, a modern city where its inhabi...
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Tesseract Thoughts rated it
5.0
A simple premise; if you lived in a land where you were conditioned to tell no lies, could you lie to your dying son and tell him he was going to be OK? While funny at times, the story is so very heart-wrenching and sad: James Morrow just knows how to write great books. In the city of Veritas people...
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