Dair Canard has made up tales since she was a child. Now, as an adult, she finds herself lying at the slightest provocation, with greater and greater finesse. She has established herself as an actress, and bonded with her husband, Peyton, on the premise of her greatest lie evera fictitious twin sister who died at the age of 10. But Dair now finds herself at a point in her life where her lies threaten to avalanche. The mysterious death of a dear friend, the divorce of her parents, her increasingly serious drinking problem, and the strain of deceiving Peyton all finally collide. While attempting to sort the truth from the lies, Dair encounters a blurry line between what is real and what she has made up. As she struggles to get her life back on track, Dair learns the truth about her friends death and all her lies come tumbling down to unveil a few basic truths, one of which is that each of us has something to hide. Katrina Kittles debut novel, Traveling Light, was published in Warner hardcover in 4/00. The trade paperback edition, with a special reading group guide inside, will be published in 6/01 to tie in with Two Truths and a Lie. Kittle was featured in Publishers Weekly as one of the Best of First Fiction writers. The hardcover has more than 30,000 copies in print and received great praise from readers and reviewers.
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Katrina Kittle lives in Dayton, Ohio.From Publishers Weekly:
A compulsive tale-spinner gets caught in a web of lies her own and others' in a chilling, sensitive thriller from the author of last year's buzzed-about Traveling Light. Life is good for Dair Canard, a Cincinnati zookeeper and amateur actress happily married to dancer Peyton, but for two shadows: a drinking problem she can't seem to conquer and her inability to wriggle out of a lie she idly told Peyton the day they met. Dair, amusing herself in a casual conversation, claimed to have a twin sister who died in childhood, a lie she would have taken back had Peyton, a believer in reincarnation, not claimed that Dair's childhood tragedy was the reason the two met. Her inability to shed this falsehood traps her in eight years of elaborations, telling stories about the fictional twin and policing Peyton's conversations with her parents. Dair's tenuously balanced life spirals out of control when her friend and occasional onstage leading man Craig leaps to his death wearing a purple dress and with veins full of heroin two things entirely out of character for him. When another member of Cincinnati's tight-knit theater community disappears and Craig's fianc?e finds evidence of an intruder in her house, Dair realizes that deceptions can be dangerous and that the truth must be told, no matter the consequences. Her struggle to fix her relationships while investigating the mystery of Craig's death makes for compelling reading. Skeptics and hardcore mystery buffs might balk at Dair's mother's use of animal telepathy as a sleuthing tool; non-pet lovers may be annoyed by lengthy descriptions of Dair and Peyton's beloved dogs. Still, Kittle's characters appeal, and readers will hold their breath as her tale comes to a suspenseful conclusion. Agent, Liz Trupin-Pulli. (June)
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Descrizione libro G. K. Hall & Company, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 078389578X