The Deception Artist by Fayette Fox
Debut of the Month - Lovereading 2013
Shortlisted - Amazon Rising Stars 2013
Shortlisted - Sainsbury's First Book Award 2013
In this sharp and funny debut set in Northern California during the 1980s recession, Fayette Fox delves deep into the dark heart of an ordinary American family - and finds out that make-believe isn't just for kids.
"Sharp, witty prose and an utterly endearing and sympathetic heroine... draws you in and has you rooting for its central character as if she were your eight-year-old self." - Emerald Street
Eight-year-old Ivy has a vivid imagination and tells lies so that people will like her. With her brother, Brice, in hospital, life at home feels unsettled and things become even more strained after her father loses his job, along with his sense of purpose.
Her parents might divorce and her best friend hates her but, ever creative, Ivy abandons her escapist fantasies and determines to uncover the truth.
"Ivy’s voice is pure and soulful, her eyes are quick and wide, her mind witty and marvellous. Anyone who ever had an unbounded imagination will love her... Not a word is wasted, not a line out of place; the story unfolds with perfect timing and articulation." - TripFiction
"Every character is sensitively and realistically drawn as the novel explores the truth and lies that both adults and children tell in order to feel secure in an unsafe world." - Pamreader
Also available as an eBook
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Myriad Editions (16 May 2013)
Size: 129mm x 198mm
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