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The first true lie : a novel, Marina Mander

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The first true lie : a novel
Title
The first true lie
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marina Mander
Title variation
1st true lie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"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 words--his favorite toys. One February morning his mom doesn't wake up to bring him to school, so Luca--with a father who's long gone and driven by a deep fear of being an orphan ("part of you is missing and people only see the part that isn't there")--decides to pretend to the world that his mom is still alive. Luca has a worldly comprehension of humanity, and grapples with his gruesome situation as the stench of the rotting body begins to permeate his home. But this remarkable narrative is not insufferably morbid. Luca also pretends that Blue is his personal assistant and that they're on an expedition in outer space together; he goes for observant trips to the store, where he uses the contents of a basket to astutely assess the person who's filled it; he fantasizes about marrying his school crush, Antonella (whose freckles on her nose are described as being a pinch of cinnamon on whipped cream.) Ultimately, we are witness to something much more poignant that needs no translation: the journey of a young boy deciding--in a more devastating manner than most--to identify himself independently, reaching 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.""--
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DLC
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1963-
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Mander, Marina
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4873.A4734
LC item number
P7513 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Mothers and sons
  • Mothers
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Psychological fiction
Label
The first true lie : a novel, Marina Mander
Link
9780770436858.jpg
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Publication
Note
Translation of: La prima vera bugia. 1a ed. Milano : Et al., 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn855858201
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780770436858
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013027740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855858201
  • a1045942
Label
The first true lie : a novel, Marina Mander
Link
9780770436858.jpg
Publication
Note
Translation of: La prima vera bugia. 1a ed. Milano : Et al., 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn855858201
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780770436858
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013027740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855858201
  • a1045942

Library Locations

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      Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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