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A True Story Based on Lies

(2001)
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A True Story Based on Lies is a remarkable first novel that addresses the universal issues of class discrimination, male oppression, and female servitude through dual narratives of spellbinding power. Set in contemporary Mexico, the book charts the consequences of a sexual relationship between Leonora, a servant in the wealthy O'Connor home, and her master. When a child, Aura Olivia, is born from this union, she is brought up as the daughter of the house. As the novel unfolds, the "true" story gradually emerges. As compassionate as it is profound, A True Story Based on Lies delivers the same emotional impact as Toni Morrison's astonishing debut, The Bluest Eye.

    

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Hardback Editions

April 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: A True Story Based on Lies
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 1-84195-276-1 / 978-1-84195-276-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: SOS Free Stock
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: A True Story Based On Lies
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 1-84195-372-5 / 978-1-84195-372-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: A True Story Based On Lies
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 1-84195-166-8 / 978-1-84195-166-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: A True Story Based on Lies
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 1-84195-224-9 / 978-1-84195-224-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A True Story Based On Lies
Author(s): Jennifer Clement
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA