A beautiful lie

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Albert Whitman,
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"Everybody lies. We all do it. Many years ago I told one lie that has taken on a life of its own." In India in 1947 the country is coming apart--and so is thirteen-year-old Bilal's life. He is determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition, news that he knows will break his father's heart. With spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal builds an elaborate deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the signs of national unrest. All Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth. This extraordinarily rich debut novel brings to life a key moment in history and touches on the importance of tolerance, love and family.
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subject_facet Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Honesty -- Fiction, India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Fiction, Pakistan -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Terminally ill -- Fiction
title_display A beautiful lie
title_full A beautiful lie / Irfan Master
title_short A beautiful lie
topic_facet Fathers and sons, History, Honesty, Terminally ill