Modern Classics Telling Of Lies by Timothy FindleyModern Classics Telling Of Lies by Timothy Findley

Modern Classics Telling Of Lies

byTimothy FindleyForeword byCharles Foran

Paperback | July 1, 2008

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The body of wealthy Calder Maddox is found on the beach, the stately Aurora Sands Hotel supplies the suspects, and amateur sleuth and photographer Nessa Van Horne investigates a grisly murder and man's inhumanity to man.

Introduction by Charles Foran

Charles Foran is the acclaimed author of three novels, including House on Fire and Butterfly Lovers, and three non-fiction works, including the Governor General's Award–finalist The Last House of Ulster. Charles lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

Timothy Findley (1930-2002) was one of Canada's most compelling and best-loved writers. He is the author of The Wars, which won the Governor General's Award and established him as one of Canada's leading writers, as well as Pilgrim and The Piano Man's Daughter, both finalists for The Giller Prize. His other novels, Headhunter, The Tell...
Title:Modern Classics Telling Of LiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 7.73 × 5.07 × 0.88 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143055046

ISBN - 13:9780143055044


Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Telling of Lies by Timothy Findley One of Timothy Findley's lesser known (i.e., minor) works, but displaying his breadth of style with his characteristic deeper exploration of the human psyche. Vanessa Van Horne--socialite, landscape architect, photographer, spinster ("'Young man,' I said; 'what I said to you was: I have never married. I did not say anything about my profession.'"), survivor of a Japanese internment camp and a series of heart attacks--has spent 45 summers at a family-owned, coastal Maine hotel that has seen better days, as have its guests (one in particular). At heart a murder mystery with an eccentric cast of characters, but beyond that a whimsical, even farcical (but no less sincere for it) study of friendship, loyalty and resiliency in the face of the corrupt military-industrial complex. Lots of tongue-in-cheek snideness about Canadian-American relations in the thinly-disguised Reagan years. Oh, and an iceberg. Probably a 3.5, but I'm feeling generous because I needed something light but engaging and this fit the bill perfectly.
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