Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2018

A TRUE STORY THAT IS PACKED WITH FICTION - FICTION CREATED BY ITS MAIN CHARACTER, ENRIC MARCO

But who is Enric Marco? A veteran of the Spanish Civil War, a fighter against fascism, an impassioned campaigner for justice, and a survivor of the Nazi death camps? Or, is he simply an old man with delusions of grandeur, a charlatan who fabricated his heroic war record, who was never a prisoner in the Third Reich and never opposed Franco; a charming, beguiling and compulsive liar who refashioned himself as a defender of liberty and who was unmasked in 2005 at the height of his influence and renown?

In this extraordinary novel - part narrative, part history, part essay, part biography, part autobiography - Javier Cercas unravels the enigma of the man and delves with passion and honesty into the most ambiguous aspects of what makes us human - our infinite capacity for self-deception, our need for conformity, our thirst for affection and our conflicting needs for fiction and for truth.

Translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne



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August 2018 : Hardback
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Title: The Impostor: A True Story
Author(s): Javier Cercas
ISBN: 1-5247-3281-8 / 978-1-5247-3281-3
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November 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Impostor (MacLehose Press Editions)
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ISBN: 0-85705-650-6 / 978-0-85705-650-4 (UK edition)
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July 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: The Impostor
Author(s): Javier Cercas
ISBN: 0-525-43423-2 / 978-0-525-43423-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Impostor (MacLehose Press Editions)
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Impostor (MacLehose Press Editions)
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Title: The Impostor: A True Story
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Title: The Impostor (MacLehose Press Editions Book 9)
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