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The Resource The White Lie, Andrea Gillies

The White Lie, Andrea Gillies

Label
The White Lie
Title
The White Lie
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Gillies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'One hot summer day, Michael Salter, nineteen-year-old scion of a posh Highland family, disappears. When his childlike aunt claims she drowned him during a fight, the family closes ranks. No police. No memorial service. No titbits for village gossips. A decade of deceit begins." -- Financial Times The Salter family orbits around Peattie House, their crumbling Scottish estate filled with threadbare furniture, patrician memories, and all the secrets that go with them. While they are gathered for their grandmother's seventieth birthday, someone breaks the silence. The web begins to unravel. But what is the white lie? How many others are built upon it? How many lives have been changed because of it? Only one person knows the whole truth. From beyond the grave, Michael loops back into the past until we see, beyond perception and memory, how deeply our decisions resound, and just what is the place, and price, of grandeur. Andrea Gillies brings us inside a big house and a great family, with an elegantly written novel of eccentric characters, twists and turns and redirects, and shocking revelations'"--
Summary
Gathering at the family's crumbling Scottish estate to celebrate a matriarch's 70th birthday, the Salter clan confronts a long-buried, possibly untrue secret that threatens to unravel their lives; while beyond the grave, Michael, the only family member who knew the truth, evaluates the impact of a fateful decision.
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Character
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10226592
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DLC
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Gillies, Andrea
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Family secrets
  • Life change events
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Romance / Gothic
  • Highlands (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The White Lie, Andrea Gillies
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
993275
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780544061033
Lccn
2013020210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544061033
  • (OCoLC)823010562
Label
The White Lie, Andrea Gillies
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
993275
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780544061033
Lccn
2013020210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544061033
  • (OCoLC)823010562

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