City Of Truth

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In Veritas, people have been conditioned to always tell the truth, no matter how unnerving the truth may be. Jack Sperry must learn to lie in order to save his son in this witty science fiction novella. Recipient of a 1992 Nebula Award.

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 ...

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Overview

In Veritas, people have been conditioned to always tell the truth, no matter how unnerving the truth may be. Jack Sperry must learn to lie in order to save his son in this witty science fiction novella. Recipient of a 1992 Nebula Award.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156180429
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/7/1993
  • Series: Harvest Book Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 158
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

James Morrow was born in Philadelphia in 1947. Besides writing, he plays with Lionel electric trains and collects videocassettes of vulgar biblical spectacles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2001

    Another excellent satire

    James Morrow has once again impressed me. I have read Bible Stories for Adults befor this and loved it. The story of one mans quest,in a perfectly truthful society, to learn how to lie stuck a cord as I am a new father. It was also quite the satire on how we live our life in a constant state of lies

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