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Award-winning Nick Lake tells a complex story fusing two strands of narrative into a richly woven single thread. Seventeen-year-old Shelby Cooper has always been very protected by her mother; she guesses it is partly because she is deaf, partly because her dad is dead and partly she had a terrible accident when she was a baby. But when she is knocked over by a car, her life takes a whole new turn. Suddenly she and her Mom are on the run and everything that she has known about her life before is suddenly questioned. What is the truth? And will she ever discover it? As her life unravels, Shelby retreats into a fantasy world of the Dreaming a place infused with old, old Mythology. Part-adventure, part-mystery and part a teenager’s journey of self-discovery, There Will Be Liesis dramatic and unexpected in equal measure. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Nick Lake will be appearing alongside Steven Camden at Hay Fever. Keeping it Real. Steven Camden is also known as Polarbear, one of the UK’s foremost Spoken Word artists. His debut YA novel,Tape, was one of the biggest debuts of 2014. He will talk about It’s About Love, his latest book, with Nick Lake, who is his editor as well as a brilliant and Printz Award-winning YA novelist himself with highly acclaimed novels such as the bold and brilliant In Darkness and his latest book, There Will Be Lies. Find out how they work together and if they ever steal each other’s ideas. YA
Thursday 28th May 5.30pm, Starlight Stage
Find out more www.hayfestival.com/wales/hayfever
Shelby Jane Cooper is seventeen, pretty and quiet. It's just Shelby and her mom, Shaylene, a court stenographer who wears pyjama jeans, stitches tapestry, eats ice-cream for dinner and likes to keep Shelby safe. So safe she barely goes out. So safe she doesn't go to school. Because anything could happen, to a girl like Shelby. Anything. When Shelby gets knocked down by a car, it's not just her leg that's broken: Shelby's world is shattered. Her mom turns up to collect her and drives off into the night, like it's the beginning of a road trip, like two criminals on the run, like Thelma and Louise or Bonnie and Clyde. And somehow, everywhere she looks, there's a coyote watching her, talking to her, telling her not to believe. Who is Shelby Jane Cooper? If the person who keeps you safe also tells you lies, who can you trust?
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Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||4th June 2015|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Thrillers (Children's / Teenage),|
Nick Lake is 29 years old and a children's book editor at HarperCollins. He lives in London with his English teacher wife, Hannah. Nick Lake Q&A: Previous occupations:Student, and then book editor. Which I still am.Favourite job:Being a book editor. No one told me at school that there was a job where you got paid for being a fan of writers and writing. High school and/or college: I went to High School in Luxembourg, and I went to Oxford University after that for a degree and then a fairly pointless masters. In ...More About Nick Lake