A Big Enough Lie : A Novel, Paperback / softback Book

A Big Enough Lie : A Novel Paperback / softback


Awaiting a TV talk show appearance, John Townley is quaking with dread.

He has published a best-selling memoir about the Iraq War, a page-turner climaxing in atrocity.

In a green room beyond the soundstage, he braces himself to confront the charismatic soldier at the violent heart of it.

But John has never actually seen the man before-nor served in Iraq, nor the military.

Even so, and despite the deception, he knows his fabricated memoir contains stunning truths. By turns comic, suspenseful, bitingly satirical, and emotionally potent, A Big Enough Lie pits personal mistruths against national ones of life-and-death consequence.

Tracking a writer from the wilds of Florida to New York cubicles to Midwestern workshops to the mindscapes of Baghdad-and from love to heartbreak to solitary celebrity-Bennett's novel probes our endlessly frustrated desire to grab hold of something (or somebody) true.



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