The Lie: A Novel

Paperback | March 3, 2009

byChad Kultgen

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With the publication of The Average American Male -- and the release of the shocking viral videos that made it a water-cooler sensation -- Chad Kultgen became one of the most talked-about authors of recent years. Now, with The Lie, Kultgen returns with an even more salacious -- yet also more searching -- novel that reaches deeper into the craven inner workings of some of most depraved minds in America: college students.

His subjects are Brett, the rich hedonist whose appetite for sex is matched only by his contempt for women; his best friend, Kyle, the brooding science geek whose good intentions lead him to one disastrous decision; and Heather, the social-climbing sorority girl who has the power to destroy them both. As this devil's triangle plows through four years of college, Kultgen offers a astonishing take on the wild and amoral universe of college today: a frathouse world where sex is social currency, status means everything -- and winner takes all.

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

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With the publication of The Average American Male -- and the release of the shocking viral videos that made it a water-cooler sensation -- Chad Kultgen became one of the most talked-about authors of recent years. Now, with The Lie, Kultgen returns with an even more salacious -- yet also more searching -- novel that reaches deeper into ...

Chad Kultgen is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His novels includeThe Average American Male,The Average American Marriage,The Lie, andMen, Women & Children, the basis of a feature film by Jason Reitman. He lives in California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:March 3, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061657301

ISBN - 13:9780061657306

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“Testosterone-fueled fiction.…Readers who got a kick out of Kultgen’s first book will get a bang out of this.”