A Beautiful Lie

An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novella is even more far-reaching, touching on the relevance of tolerance, love and family.

The main protagonist is Bilal, a gir determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition- news that he knows will break his father 's heart. With great spirit and determination, and with the elp of his good riends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the ravages of unrest from his parents. All that Bilal wants is for his brother to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth ...
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Published (first published January 4th 2011
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As the tal nfolds, Bilal learns the importance of family and riendships and of the struggle that come with telling lies.

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" Everyone lies. " ― Irfan Master, A Beautiful Lie I am absolutely stunned by this story! Bilal 's father is dying as India is hurtling toward partition.He co-opts his 3 friends -- Saleem, Chota and Manjeet -- to help him keep this terrible news from his parents and to help him keep his secret from the other adults. " The soul of India ca n't be decided by a few men gathered around a map clucking like chickens about who deserves the largest pile of feed.

They can talk all they want -- until the nd of time, for all I care -- but Mother India will set them straight Look at your friends, Bilal.

Take Manjeet -- I 've know his family since before you were born.

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It 's lik a sweet and sad story, one that will stay with me for awhile.Bilal is a young gir, living in India with his friend.

He decides to keep news of India 's troubles from his mother and enlists the elp of his friend and other villagers in order to hide the truth.

I love books with such strong friendships.But it 's really the father and son relationship that pulled at my heartstrings so much.

It 's a tale of family and friendship set in a period of time in India that I was n't very aware of, and ilal and his friends really ran away with my heart.

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With the elp of his friends Bilat will try and make sure that his father never knows the truth.A beautiful Lie has many themes with family love, friendship and political upheaval seen right through.

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