The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen audiobook

The Liar

By Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Read by Ajjaz Awad

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group 9780316445399
8.24 Hours Unabridged
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From the award-winning author of Waking Lions, a novel about how one lie can change everything, when a teenaged girl's scream -- and the false assumption that comes from it -- radiates through a street, a neighborhood, and a city, and turns lives upside down. Nofar is an average -- very average -- teenage girl working in an ice cream parlor at the end of summer. Dozens of customers come to the shop every day, but no one gives her a second glance--she is not one of those girls that the eye lingers on. But Nofar's world changes completely when a well-known TV presenter comes into the shop. Bitter about his own failures, he insults and humiliates her and she flees in tears. The presenter, who is still waiting for his change, chases her and the girl screams. Nofar's shouts alert the neighbors, and to her surprise everyone is convinced that the man tried to sexually assault her. And she decides to let them believe it. For the first time in her life, Nofar finds herself the center of attention. Her lie turns her into a kind of Cinderella, as the plain, awkward ice cream seller becomes a media princess. Meanwhile, one of the only people who knows what really happened demands a price for his silence. Written with dark humor and deep insight into the shadowy side of human nature, The Liar is a story about how one little lie can make a huge difference. In a world of media connectivity and alternate facts, the scream of one girl can make an entire city tweet and howl.

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Summary

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A USA Today Pick of Not-to-Miss Books

From the award-winning author of Waking Lions, a novel about how one lie can change everything, when a teenaged girl's scream -- and the false assumption that comes from it -- radiates through a street, a neighborhood, and a city, and turns lives upside down.

Nofar is an average -- very average -- teenage girl working in an ice cream parlor at the end of summer. Dozens of customers come to the shop every day, but no one gives her a second glance--she is not one of those girls that the eye lingers on.

But Nofar's world changes completely when a well-known TV presenter comes into the shop. Bitter about his own failures, he insults and humiliates her and she flees in tears. The presenter, who is still waiting for his change, chases her and the girl screams. Nofar's shouts alert the neighbors, and to her surprise everyone is convinced that the man tried to sexually assault her. And she decides to let them believe it.

For the first time in her life, Nofar finds herself the center of attention. Her lie turns her into a kind of Cinderella, as the plain, awkward ice cream seller becomes a media princess. Meanwhile, one of the only people who knows what really happened demands a price for his silence.

Written with dark humor and deep insight into the shadowy side of human nature, The Liar is a story about how one little lie can make a huge difference. In a world of media connectivity and alternate facts, the scream of one girl can make an entire city tweet and howl.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A poignant, thought-provoking tale of the #MeToo era.” People
“Skillfully explores various dynamics of power…and portrays with great compassion and insight the humiliation, loneliness, and rage of society’s outsiders.” The Guardian (London)
“Rich and delicious…While Gundar-Goshen paces it like a thriller, you read The Liar for its playfulness and for its wisdom about truth and lies and guilt.” Seattle Times
“A psychological page-turner, rich in setting, character, and wisdom.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Slyly edgy… Gundar-Goshen explores the thin line between lying and story-telling… Both sardonic and touching, the novel raises questions of morality for which there are no easy answers.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Author Bio: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 8.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English