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Die Wahrheit über das Lügen

The Truth About Lying

Ten Stories
Published by Diogenes as Die Wahrheit über das Lügen
English Title: The Truth About Lying. Ten Stories

Ten great stories written over ten years provide multifaceted insights into how a writer develops. Touching, surprising and tragic, funny, wise and fun – Benedict Wells can turn his hand to anything.

These are stories about everything and nothing. Stories about the misfortune of being free, and about a woman facing an existential decision. About a place where no one goes voluntarily, yet which still becomes a home. About a struggling present-day screenwriter catapulted back to the New Hollywood of 1973, giving him four years's time to steal the most famous movie idea of the 20th century. Last but not least a story from the world of The End of Loneliness, that casts a light on a dark family secret.
Ten very different stories from a world in which lies, dreams truths flow together. By turns touching, funny, surprising, and often unforgettable.


General Fiction
256 pages
2018

978-3-257-07030-9

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»It is hard to say which story appeals the most, they are all very well written [. . . ]«

Manuela Haselberger / Freie Presse Chemnitz

»He manages to debate big emotional themes without any pathos.«

Carsten Schrader / kulturnews, Hamburg

»And all of this in a laconic and exact tone, which I like so much about Benedict Wells.«

Klaus Sturm with Kristian Thees / SWR 3, Stuttgart

»It is hard to say which story appeals the most, they are all very well written [. . . ]«

Manuela Haselberger / Freie Presse Chemnitz

»He manages to debate big emotional themes without any pathos.«

Carsten Schrader / kulturnews, Hamburg

»And all of this in a laconic and exact tone, which I like so much about Benedict Wells.«

Klaus Sturm with Kristian Thees / SWR 3, Stuttgart
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