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A Beautiful Lie

By Irfan Master

"Everybody lies. We all do it. Many years ago I told one lie that has taken on a life of its own." In India in 1947 the country is coming apart--and so is thirteen-year-old Bilal's life. He is determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition, news that he knows will break his father's heart. With spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal builds an elaborate deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the signs of national unrest. All Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth. This extraordinarily rich debut novel brings to life a key moment in history and touches on the importance of tolerance, love and family.

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Book

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2012

ISBN

9780807505977


Format: Book
Author: Master, Irfan
Summary: In the days leading up to the partition of India in 1947, thirteen-year-old Bilal devises an elaborate scheme to keep his dying father from hearing the news about the country's division.
Title: A beautiful lie / Irfan Master.
Publisher Date: Chicago : Albert Whitman, 2012 (Printed in the United States)
Subject: Fathers and sons -- Teen fiction. Imperialism -- Teen fiction. Boys -- Teen fiction. Riots -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Children and death -- Teen fiction. Hindus -- Teen fiction. Muslims -- Teen fiction. India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Teen fiction. Pakistan -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780807505977 (hardcover) 0807505978 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: TF Master
Oclc: 777325561
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Bib Id: 443847

Format: Book
Author: Master, Irfan.
Summary: In the days leading up to the partition of India in 1947, thirteen-year-old Bilal devises an elaborate scheme to keep his dying father from hearing the news about the country's division.
Title: A beautiful lie / Irfan Master.
Publisher, Date: Chicago : Albert Whitman, 2012 (Printed in the United States)
Description: 301 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Imperialism -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Boys -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Riots -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Children and death -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Hindus -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Muslims -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Pakistan -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
Other Author: Albert Whitman & Company publisher.
LCCN: 2011051132
ISBN: 9780807505977 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0807505978 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: TF Master