The liar's dictionary : a novel / Eley Williams.
- 1 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
- 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.
5 current holds with 7 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|North Kansas City Public Library||FICTION WILLIAMS 2021 (Text)||0001002432803||Fiction New||Checked out||02/02/2021|
- ISBN: 9780385546775
- ISBN: 0385546777
- ISBN: 9780593311868
- ISBN: 0593311868
- ISBN: 9781785152047
- ISBN: 1785152041
- Physical Description: 270 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 
- Copyright: ©2020
"Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary ? violating and subverting the dictionary?s authority ? in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory, a young overworked and underpaid intern employed by the dictionary?s publishing house, is tasked with uncovering these entries before the work is digitised. As the novel progresses and their narratives combine, as Winceworth imagines who will find his fictional words in an unknown future and Mallory discovers more about the anonymous lexicographer?s life through the clues left in his fictitious entries, both discover how they might negotiate the complexities of an absurd, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn, undefinable life.Braiding together contemporary and historical narratives, the novel explores themes of trust, agency and creativity, celebrating the rigidity, fragility and absurdity of language."--Provided by publisher.
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