T.C. Boyle reads the whole lie and nothing but 'The Lie'
With an introduction by Washington Post book critic Ron Charles at the 2012 National Book Festival, award-winning, bestselling author T.C. Boyle made a passing reference to his thirteenth widely acclaimed novel, San Miguel (Viking; September, 2012) and with little fanfare plunged into a reading of his famous short story, The Lie, originally published in the April 14, 2008, issue of The New Yorker, and adapted for the big silver screen in 2011--a lie that begins tentatively enough on a Wednesday, grows more reckless on Thursday, spreads unwittingly Friday through Monday, and reaches its devastating climax on Tuesday--before walking off the stage without further ado to a standing ovation.
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