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A Beautiful Truth Paperback – 4 Jul 2013

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Granta (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847088473
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847088475
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,669,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Some writers really do ask what it is to be human, with unsettling results. Colin McAdam's third book belongs to this category. --The Sunday Times

Compelling --Scotsman

Impressive, deft and rich ... This is a serious, thoughtful piece of work. --Anthony Cummins, The Daily Telegraph

Audacious, unsettling, a remarkable achievement. The narrative's radical other half lends the novel a rare depth and McAdam's prose is so consistent that it binds into a luminous, flashing reverie of primate existence. --Times Literary Supplement

I was utterly devastated by Colin McAdam's A Beautiful Truth. --'Books of the Year' chosen by Eleanor Catton, Guardian

About the Author

COLIN McADAM has written for Harpers' and The Walrus. His novel Some Great Thing won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in the U.K. His second novel, Fall, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and awarded the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennon Prize. Both were published in the UK by Jonathan Cape. He lives in Toronto.

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