P&P Live! Peter Ho Davies — A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself - with Elizabeth McCracken

Upcoming Event
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 6:00pm

A heartbreaking, soul-baring novel about the repercussions of choice that "will strike a resonant chord with parents everywhere," (starred Kirkus) from the award-winning author of The Welsh Girl and The Fortunes

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself traces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political experiences a family can have: to have a child, and conversely, the decision not to have a child. A first pregnancy is interrupted by test results at once catastrophic and uncertain. A second pregnancy ends in a fraught birth, a beloved child, the purgatory of further tests--and questions that reverberate down the years.

When does sorrow turn to shame? When does love become labor? When does chance become choice? When does a diagnosis become destiny? And when does fact become fiction?

Peter Ho Davies' novel, The Fortunes, won the Anisfield-Wolf Award and the Chautauqua Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of six books, including Bowlaway, Thunderstruck & Other Stories (winner of the 2014 Story Prize and long-listed for the National Book Award), and The Giant's House (a National Book Award finalist).

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$24.00
ISBN: 9780544277717
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 5th, 2021

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