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A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself

Peter Ho Davies

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Imprint: Sceptre
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 7 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9780340980279

A heartbreaking, soul-baring novel about the repercussions of choice from the award-winning author of The Welsh Girl and The Fortunes.

4 stars out of 5
Claire Lowdon
10 Jan 2021

"The former Granta Young British Novelist lays himself bare in a moving account of a terminated pregnancy"

For most of this ambitious book, Davies’s bold tell-all policy makes for moving and compelling reading. He has gone so much further than most: taken off his clothes, walked right to the end of the wubbering gangplank, stood there shivering for all to see. And although, finally, he fails to take the plunge, A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself is still admirable for the brave new things it has to say about shame, regret, fatherhood and love.