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2002 Shortlist

The Keepers of Truth

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for the Truth, the moribund local paper. He yearns to write long philosophical think pieces about the American dream gone sour, not the flaccid write-ups of homebake contests and high-school sports demanded by the Truth. Then old man Lawson goes missing, and suspicion fixes on his son Ronny, bad boy of the area. Paradoxically, the spectre of violent death breathes new life into the town, with network attention and national scoops for the Truth. For Bill, a deeper and more disturbing involvement with the Lawtons themselves ensues. The Lawton murder and the obsessions it awakes in the town come to symbolise the mood of a nation on the edge.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Michael
Collins

Michael Collins was born in Limerick, Ireland. He is a novelist, screenwriter, software developer and elite runner. He is the author of ten works of fiction which have been translated into twenty languages. He is the recipient of numerous New York Times Notable Book of the Year Awards. His novel The Keepers of Truth was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  Collins was a writer on the film Julia, starring Oscar-winning actress, Tilda Swinton which garnered numerous international film awards.

Michael Collins was born in Limerick, Ireland. He is a novelist, screenwriter, software developer and elite runner. He is the author of ten works of fiction which have been translated into twenty languages. He is the recipient of numerous New York Times Notable Book of the Year Awards. His novel The Keepers of Truth was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  Collins was a writer on the film Julia, starring Oscar-winning actress, Tilda Swinton which garnered numerous international film awards.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
27/01/2000
Country
Ireland
Original Language
English
Publisher
Weidenfeld and Nicolson

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