Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Acclaimed by critics, Martha McPhee's debut Bright Angel Time established her as a dazzling new talent in American fiction; she fulfills her promise and breaks ambitious new ground with Gorgeous Lies. Charismatic therapist Anton Furey is dying, and the tribe he heads-his five children, his wife's three, and their uniting child, Alice-has returned to Chardin, the farm where they grew up and played out Anton's vision of communal living. They had been famous for being the new American blended family, their utopian lifestyle chronicled by film crews and reporters. But as Anton grows weaker, the hurts and betrayals of those years boil to the surface, and the children find themselves reliving the knotty intimacies they share as they struggle to make their peace with Anton. With shimmering prose and an acutely observant eye, McPhee has created a portrait of an era and a family that explores the limits, and obligations, of love.



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"A genuine work of art. Martha McPhee plainly ranks as one of our country's best young writers." - Tim O'Brien


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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gorgeous Lies
Author(s): Martha McPhee
ISBN: 0-15-100613-X / 978-0-15-100613-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gorgeous Lies
Author(s): Martha McPhee
ISBN: 0-15-602882-4 / 978-0-15-602882-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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