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|About||Miranda Doyle is a writer. Her debut novel, A Book of Untruths is published by Faber & Faber on 1st of June 2017.|
Miranda Doyle is the author of A Book of Untruths, her debut novel published by Faber & Faber in hardback on 1st June 2017.
A Book of Untruths is a family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies and each lie builds to form a picture of a life—Miranda Doyle’s life as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her own place within it.
This is a book about love, family and marriage. It is about the fallibility of human beings and the terrible things we do to one another. It is about the ways we get at—or avoid—the truth. And it is about storytelling itself: how we build a sense of ourselves and our place in the world.
A Book of Untruths is a surprising, shocking and invigorating book that edges towards the truth through an engagement with falsehood. It brings questions to its readers; not answers.
Reviews for A Book of Untruths:
"Unlike anything I've read. Absolutely addictive... There's a fearlessness to Miranda Doyle's writing that is liberating, and a warmth of sensibility that keeps you with her on every page."
"A true writer's voice"
"Extraordinary… A painfully frank yet strangely rewarding account of a terrifying childhood. A Book of Untruths is meditation on time, memory and identity that raises questions that would not seem out of place in Nabokov’s Speak, Memory or Augustine's Confessions."