The Liar

The Liar

From the award-winning author of Waking Lions, a provocative novel about how one mistake can have a thousand consequences
Nofar is an average teenage girl---so average, in fact, that she's almost invisible. Serving customers ice cream all summer long, she is desperate for some kind of escape.

But one afternoon, a terrible lie slips from her tongue. And suddenly everyone wants to talk to her: the press, her schoolmates, and even the boy upstairs. He is the only one who knows the truth, and he is demanding a price for his silence.

Then Nofar meets Raymonde, an elderly immigrant whose best friend has just died. Raymonde keeps her friend alive the only way she knows how, by inhabiting her stories. But soon, Raymonde's lies take on a life of their own.

Written with propulsive energy, dark humor, and deep insight, The Liar reveals the far-reaching consequences of even our smallest choices, and explores the hidden corners of human nature to reveal the liar, and the truth-teller, in all of us.

Title:The Liar
ISBN:9780316445399
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    The Liar Reviews

  • Elyse  Walters

    Truth about lies, tell a lot about a liar!!!Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of “Waking Lions”, brings us “Liar”, ....a fascinating book about ethics and consequences.... which is every bit as str...

  • Rachel

    The Liar is a book that will make its readers uncomfortable by design; set in modern-day Israel, it follows a 17-year-old girl, Nofar, who is unremarkable in every way until one day she decides to tel...

  • Isla

    I’m in two minds about this book. On one hand I think it’s brilliant. The writing is wonderful, chock full of beautiful musings, metaphors, and tangents that are a delight to read. The characters ...

  • Bookread2day

    Liar by Ayelet Gunder-Goshen, is the best book by Pushkin Press that I have read. I think that what held my attention from beginning to end, was the prose in the way this story has been written. The p...

  • Rebecca

    I read the first 63 pages. I liked the Atonement-style setup: a 17-year-old ice cream scooper has a run-in with a disgruntled, washed-up reality show star and allows rumors of an attempted sexual assa...

  • Byron

    What a gem! Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's third novel does not disappoint. Long may the writer's association with translator Sondra Silverston continue. She manages to capture the writer's style perfectly....

  • Abbie | ab_reads

    (#gifted @pushkin_press) I thought this book had a lot of potential, reminding the reader of an ugly truth, but ultimately it was let down a bit by a rather disjointed plot. Translated from the Hebrew...

  • Genie in a Novel

    I'm just going to start off right away that I couldn't get into this one, so I didn't finish it.  It wasn't worth trying to push through.I read the first few chapters, but I couldn't make myself go a...

  • Stacey B

    What would you do if you were a seventeen yr old girl and told a lie that skyrocketed out of control? That you couldn't take it back. That the lie you told could put someone in jail for many years. Th...

  • Sarah

    3.5 rounded up...