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ISBN-10: 1594488355
ISBN-13: 9781594488351
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish Date: 06/05/2012
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.60" H

All Men Are Liars

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Overview

In this gorgeously imagined novel, a journalist interviews those who knew–or thought they knew–Alejandro Bevilacqua, a brilliant, infuriatingly elusive South American writer and author of the masterpiece, In Praise of Lying. But the accounts of those in his circle of friends, lovers, and enemies become increasingly contradictory, murky, and suspect. Is everyone lying, or just telling their own subjective version of the truth? As the literary investigation unfolds and a chorus of Bevilacqua’s peers piece together the fractured reality of his life, thirty years after his death, only the reader holds the power of final judgment.

In All Men Are Liars, Alberto Manguel pays homage to literature’s inventions and explores whether we can ever truly know someone, and the question of how, by whom, and for what, we ourselves will be remembered.

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"[All Men Are Liars is a] beguiling exercise in metafiction, one that tells an engrossing story from various perspectives while undermining the possibility of truth in storytelling... This novel succeeds both as a story and an illumination of storytelling." - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

"[A] richly hued, melancholy and funny puzzle of a novel..." – The Guardian (UK)

"A remarkable novel richly textured, ingeniously constructed and deeply unsettling" –The Spectator (UK)

"Clever, witty and entertaining." –The Times (UK)

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ISBN-10: 1594488355
ISBN-13: 9781594488351
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish Date: 06/05/2012
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.60" H
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