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[Download] ➻ The Liar ✤ Ayelet Gundar-Goshen – Pcusati.info The Liar is a book that will make its readers uncomfortable by design set in modern day Israel, it follows a 17 year old girl, Nofar, who is unremarkable in every way until one day she decides to tell a terrible lie, with far reaching consequences At her summer job at an ice cream parlor she has an unpleasant encounter with a local celebrity who yells at her and insults her appearance things then escalate when Nofar falsely accuses him of attempted rape.It s a deeply unsettling premise, and a The Liar is a book that will make its readers uncomfortable by design set in modern day Israel, it follows a 17 year old girl, Nofar, who is unremarkable in every way until one day she decides to tell a terrible lie, with far reaching consequences At her summer job at an ice cream parlor she has an unpleasant encounter with a local celebrity who yells at her and insults her appearance things then escalate when Nofar falsely accuses him of attempted rape.It s a deeply unsettling premise, and a difficult one to pull off How does an author tell a story about a false accusation without trivializing the reality of sexual assault Ayelet Gundar Goshen rises to the challenge.You can read the rest of my review HERE on BookBrowse, and you can read a piece I wrote about the rarity of false sexual assault allegations HERE From The Award Winning Author Of Waking Lions, A Provocative Novel About How One Mistake Can Have A Thousand Consequences Nofar Is An Average Teenage Girl So Average, In Fact, That She S Almost Invisible Serving Customers Ice Cream All Summer Long, She Is Desperate For Some Kind Of Escape.But One Afternoon, A Terrible Lie Slips From Her Tongue And Suddenly Everyone Wants To Talk To Her The Press, Her Schoolmates, And Even The Boy Upstairs He Is The Only One Who Knows The Truth, And He Is Demanding A Price For His Silence.Then Nofar Meets Raymonde, An Elderly Immigrant Whose Best Friend Has Just Died Raymonde Keeps Her Friend Alive The Only Way She Knows How, By Inhabiting Her Stories But Soon, Raymonde S Lies Take On A Life Of Their Own.Written With Propulsive Energy, Dark Humor, And Deep Insight, The Liar Reveals The Far Reaching Consequences Of Even Our Smallest Choices, And Explores The Hidden Corners Of Human Nature To Reveal The Liar, And The Truth Teller, In All Of Us. I m in two minds about this book On one hand I think it s brilliant The writing is wonderful, chock full of beautiful musings, metaphors, and tangents that are a delight to read The characters are lively and believable and each sympathetic despite the terrible acts they carry out, and the plot is paced perfectly around their struggles The only thing that s stopping me from giving it five stars is the implications of the narrative, and the place it may find in society Nofar lies about being I m in two minds about this book On one hand I think it s brilliant The writing is wonderful, chock full of beautiful musings, metaphors, and tangents that are a delight to read The characters are lively and believable and each sympathetic despite the terrible acts they carry out, and the plot is paced perfectly around their struggles The only thing that s stopping me from giving it five stars is the implications of the narrative, and the place it may find in society Nofar lies about being raped, and the plot follows the consequences of this In an environment where victims of sexual assault are desperately trying to be believed, writing a narrative where someone really is lying all along doesn t land quite right with me If there had beenobvious support for real victims of assault in the book, then maybe I could have beokay with it However, Fiction is Fiction at the end of the day And anyone who believes it to be real needs to take a step back and think someSo yeah, I m a little iffy on it morally, but I would recommend it as a good book Liar by Ayelet Gunder Goshen, is the best book by Pushkin Press that I have read I think that what held my attention from beginning to end, was the prose in the way this story has been written The prose of words and story will stay with me for ever My review is on www.bookread2day.wordpress.comWe all know if we tell a lie it can back fire and we suffer the consequences Liar is a story that reveals a true saying, one mistake can have a thousand consequences Nofar is a very plain young school Liar by Ayelet Gunder Goshen, is the best book by Pushkin Press that I have read I think that what held my attention from beginning to end, was the prose in the way this story has been written The prose of words and story will stay with me for ever My review is on www.bookread2day.wordpress.comWe all know if we tell a lie it can back fire and we suffer the consequences Liar is a story that reveals a true saying, one mistake can have a thousand consequences Nofar is a very plain young school girl who life isn t interesting, no one bothers to notice her, or talk to her The only people that do talk to her are the people that que up for an ice cream at the ice cream parlour, where she works Until one day a singer says something insulting to her The singer finds himself arrested for sexual assault on Nofar Now Nofar has the attention she craved for by everyone at her school, the press and TV, but is Nofar telling the truth and the whole truth at what the celebrity Avishai Milner did to her A boy Lavi, who lived on a floor upstairs with his family had seen everything that day what really happened I couldn t stop reading this beautiful story about what happens throughout in Nofar s life I truly recommend this book Liar What a gem Ayelet Gundar Goshen s third novel does not disappoint Long may the writer s association with translator Sondra Silverston continue She manages to capture the writer s style perfectly. I read the first 63 pages I liked the Atonement style setup a 17 year old ice cream scooper has a run in with a disgruntled, washed up reality show star and allows rumors of an attempted sexual assault to bloom Nice biblical echoes and metaphors, though some are a bit belabored e.g Nofar s guilt, like a Persian cat, rubbed her legs fleetingly, sat for a brief moment on her lap, then moved onward Mostly I just felt no pull to keep going and find out what happened. gifted pushkinpress I thought this book had a lot of potential, reminding the reader of an ugly truth, but ultimately it was let down a bit by a rather disjointed plot Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston, Liar takes the reader on a dark and tangled journey of the repurcussions of one, terrible, lie She demonstrates how quickly words and rumours can take on a life of their own, with a cast of morally reprehensible characters if you need to like your characters, don t pick thi gifted pushkinpress I thought this book had a lot of potential, reminding the reader of an ugly truth, but ultimately it was let down a bit by a rather disjointed plot Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston, Liar takes the reader on a dark and tangled journey of the repurcussions of one, terrible, lie She demonstrates how quickly words and rumours can take on a life of their own, with a cast of morally reprehensible characters if you need to like your characters, don t pick this one up.It all starts when Nofar, a 17 year old ice cream server tired of fading into the background, is verbally assaulted by a B list celebrity at the shop where she works After their little scene is discovered, the situation escalates and, overwhelmed by the attention, Nofar lets a lie take root She lets people believe that the celebrity attempted to sexually assault her..Liar will make you want to tear your hair out It will make your blood boil and you ll want to shake Nofar for being so utterly stupid This is where Liar excels, as Gundar Goshen evokes a powerful response in the reader this reader, anyway She doesn t relentlessly remind us that what Nofar does is terrible, and exactly what makes it so difficult for real victims of sexual assult to be heart and believed It s right there I hate being preached at in a book Jen bluestockingbookshelf I know you agree , so this was brilliant UNTIL 175 pages into a 280 page book she inserts a completely random storyline and perspective, so tenuously linked to Nofar s, seemingly solely to reiterate that, reader, Lying Is Bad WE KNOW..I think Liar would have worked better had the author just stuck to the perspectives of Nofar and the man she accuses We get random ones thrown in, including the old lady in the storyline mentioned above, the detective on the case, her mother, a homeless man who witnesses what really happened and does nothing That s where the disjointedness came from It would have been much sleeker andpowerful just inside the heads of the two main characters..Sometimes when I write middling 3 star reviews they can come off too negative, but I did appreciate this novel for what it was putting out there An uncomfortable and cutting exploration of our actions and responsibilities when it comes to the truth I m just going to start off right away that I couldn t get into this one, so I didn t finish it It wasn t worth trying to push through.I read the first few chapters, but I couldn t make myself go any further It felt like a choreThe book does seem interesting a 17 year old ice cream scooper has a run in with a disgruntled, washed up star and allows rumors of an attempted sexual assault to bloom But there was just something about the story that didn t pull me in or make me care to know what I m just going to start off right away that I couldn t get into this one, so I didn t finish it It wasn t worth trying to push through.I read the first few chapters, but I couldn t make myself go any further It felt like a choreThe book does seem interesting a 17 year old ice cream scooper has a run in with a disgruntled, washed up star and allows rumors of an attempted sexual assault to bloom But there was just something about the story that didn t pull me in or make me care to know what happens next.One thing that bugged me about this book was that there was little dialogue to move the story on and instead we re given summary recaps of characters that played a part in Nofar s life It wastelling the story than showing it in my opinion there was no passion in the narration.With my new resolution to DNF books that I just can t get into, this sadly had to be the first one.However, thanks NetGalley for letting me try to read an advanced copy of this book and give my honest review What would you do if you were a seventeen yr old girl and told a lie that skyrocketed out of control That you couldn t take it back That the lie you told could put someone in jail for many years That the lie you told has so many components, you wish you could run away.I love this author her writing is superb, as is her other books.I enjoyed this book, but thought the ending could have have been a littlecreative. 3.5 rounded up

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