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The liar's dictionary : a novel / Eley Williams.

Williams, Eley, (author.).

Available copies

  • 9 of 19 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

2 current holds with 19 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler F WIL (Text) 34044001032851 Adult Fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC WIL (Text) 36803001137467 FICTION Checked out 02/16/2021
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC WILLIAMS-E LIA (Text) 34304000987604 Adult - Fiction Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown AF WILLIAMS (Text) 75342000090841 Adult Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood FICTION Williams (Text) 36626104190855 2nd Floor New Adult In process -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg FIC WIL (Text) 39970001047355 FIC Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville FIC WILLIAMS, ELEY (Text) 33946003640708 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 02/08/2021
Jay Co PL - Portland AF WILLI (Text) 76383000480567 Adult New Shelf, F Checked out 02/10/2021
Lebanon PL - Lebanon F WILLIAMS (Text) 34330513491739 Adult - New Fiction Reshelving -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW WIL (Text) 70743000179565 Adult Fiction On order -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385546775
  • ISBN: 0385546777
  • ISBN: 9780593311868
  • ISBN: 0593311868
  • ISBN: 9781785152047
  • ISBN: 1785152041
  • Physical Description: 270 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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 digitized. 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.
Subject: Lexicographers > Fiction.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
English language > Etymology > Fiction.
Unrequited love > Fiction.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > Fiction.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) > Fiction.
Threats of violence > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.

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