The Impostor

A True Story
Product Number: EB00716473
Released: Aug 28, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781524732820
Publisher: Knopf
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From the award-winning author of Soldiers of Salamis, a propulsive and riveting narrative investigation into an infamous fraud: a man who has been lying his entire life. Who is Enric Marco? An elderly man in his nineties, living in Barcelona, a Holocaust survivor who gave hundreds of speeches, granted dozens of interviews, received important national honors, and even moved government officials to tears. But in May 2005, Marco was exposed as a fraud: he was never in a Nazi concentration camp. The story was reported around the world, transforming him from hero to villain in the blink of an eye. Now, more than a decade later-in a hypnotic narrative that combines fiction and nonfiction, detective story and war story, biography and autobiography-Javier Cercas sets out to unravel Marco's enigma. With both profound compassion and lacerating honesty, Cercas takes the reader on a journey not only into one man's gigantic lie, but also-through its exploration of our infinite capacity for self-deception, our opposing needs for fantasy and reality, our appetite for affection-into the deepest, most flawed parts of our humanity.

Author(s): Javier Cercas
Original Publish Date: Aug 28, 2018

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