The First True Lie


'They always tell you that you shouldn't tell lies, but without lies I'd already be in an orphanage. This, in any case, is my first true lie' Luca and his mum are like two peas in a pod in their special, fragile world. Then, one winter morning his mother doesn't wake up. Luca suddenly finds himself alone for the first time. Terrified of what telling the truth might bring, he decides to keep the biggest secret of his life. Luca goes along to school every day, pretending everything is as it always has been. But he returns ...

The First True Lie 2014, Hogarth Press

ISBN-13: 9780770436858

Trade paperback

The First True Lie 2014, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780857865496