Seven Lies

by James Lasdun

Part political thriller, part meditation on the nature of desire and betrayal, Seven Lies tells the story of Stefan Vogel, a young East German, whose yearnings for love, glory, and freedom express themselves in a lifelong fantasy of going toAmerica.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.24 out of 5
  • Published November 17th 2006 by W. W. Norton & Company
  • Original Title: Seven Lies: A Novel
  • ISBN: 0393329089 (ISBN13: 9780393329087)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Man Booker Prize Nominee for Longlist (2006)
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize Nominee for Fiction (2006)
  • Encore Award Nominee (2007)
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Part political thriller, part meditation on the nature of desire and betrayal, Seven Lies tells the story of Stefan Vogel, a young East German, whose yearnings for love, glory, and freedom express themselves in a lifelong fantasy of going to America. By a series of increasingly dangerous maneuvers, he makes this fantasy come true, his past seemingly locked behind the Berlin Wall and a new life of unbounded bliss ahead of him. But then his world begins to fall apart.