ISBN 9781408805756,A Beautiful Lie

A Beautiful Lie


Irfan Master



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781408805756

ISBN-10 1408805758


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)


An atmospheric, quirky and moving debut novel, set in India. 'Another memorable debut novel . . Beautifully told this debut is set in 1940's India at the time of the Partition, with themes of tolerance that still resonate today'The Bookseller  An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel is even more far- reaching, touching on the importance of tolerance, love and family. The main character is Bilal, a boy determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition ? news that he knows  will break his father's heart. With great spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the ravages of unrest from his father. All that Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth...

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