Seven Lies: A Novel by James LasdunSeven Lies: A Novel by James Lasdun

Seven Lies: A Novel

byJames Lasdun

Paperback | November 14, 2006

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Part political thriller, part meditation on the nature of desire and betrayal, Seven Lies tells the story of Stefan Vogel, a young East German, whose yearnings for love, glory, and freedom express themselves in a lifelong fantasy of going to America. By a series of increasingly dangerous maneuvers, he makes this fantasy come true, his past seemingly locked behind the Berlin Wall and a new life of unbounded bliss ahead of him. But then his world begins to fall apart.
James Lasdun is the author of The Horned Man and Seven Lies, as well as six collections of poetry. He teaches creative writing at Columbia University and The New School and lives in upstate New York.
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Title:Seven Lies: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 14, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393329089

ISBN - 13:9780393329087

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A surprising and nuanced novel . . . that skillfully blends the political and the personal. — The New RepublicPoet James Lasdun confirms his career as an important novelist. . . . Macabre but sensationally authentic. — New York SunPitch-perfect. . . . And what finely wrought characters. . . . [Seven Lies’s] complex plot falls into place with the irresistible inevitability of a clockwork’s gears and levers. — Toronto Globe and MailGrimly funny, painfully sad, and beautifully written. — Marcus Eliason (Associated Press)