A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies
English | 2020 |General Fiction/Classics| ePUB | 4.5 MB
Exhilirating.” —New York Times Book Review
“There are some stories that require as much courage to write as they do art. Peter Ho Davies’s achingly honest, searingly comic portrait of fatherhood is just such a story…The world needs more stories like this one, more of this kind of courage, more of this kind of love.” —Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award-winning author of The Friend
“There is nothing superfluous in these pages…A novel that…earns its place on the shelf alongside the frank and sometimes acerbic memoirs of Rachel Cusk and Anne Enright.” —Claire Messud, Harper’s
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.