The First True Lie by Marina Mander - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Sep 02, 2015
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An utterly compelling, heartbreaking novel that introduces a revelatory young voice to the U. S. market. Meet Luca, a curious young boy living with his mother, a taciturn woman who every now and then tries out a new father.Luca keeps to himself,...

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ISBN
9780770436858
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date
Book language
English
Pages
144
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
1296 kB

Some brief overview of this book

An utterly compelling, heartbreaking novel that introduces a revelatory young voice to the U. S. market. Meet Luca, a curious young boy living with his mother, a taciturn woman who every now and then tries out a new father.

Luca keeps to himself, his cat, Blue, and his favorite toyswords. One February morning his mom doesnt wake up to bring him to school, so Lucadriven by a deep fear of being an orphandecides to pretend to the world that his mom is still alive. At first its easy.

Luca dresses himself for school, makes sure Blue gets his dinner, and manages to avoid nosy neighbors. He and Blue camp out in the living room and embark on imaginary expeditions to outer space, and Luca dreams about marrying his school crush, Antonella. Soon, however, the laundry starts piling up, the fridge emptyingand the smell of Mamas decaying body begins to permate the apartment.

As Luca grapples with what to do, we ultimately witness something much more poignant than the morbid circumstancea young boys journey to the point at which he can say_25E2_2580_259CI am no longer an orphan. I am a single human being. Its a matter of words.

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A few words about book author

MANDER is the author of Manuale di Ipocondria Fantastica (A Fantastical Manual of Hypochondria, 2000), Catalogo degli Addii (A Catalogue of Goodbyes, 2010) and Nessundorma, 2013. This is her first U. S. publication.

She lives in Milan and works in publishing. dresses himself for school, makes sure Blue gets his dinner, and manages to avoid nosy neighbors. He and Blue camp out in the living room and embark on imaginary expeditions to outer space, and Luca dreams about marrying his school crush, Antonella. Soon, however, the laundry starts piling up, the fridge emptyingand the smell of Mamas decaying body begins to permate the apartment.

As Luca grapples with what to do, we ultimately witness something much more poignant than the morbid circumstancea young boys journey to the point at which he can say_25E2_2580_259CI am no longer an orphan. I am a single human being. Its a matter of words.

_25E2_2580_259D

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