The Lie

The Lie : A Novel

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With the publication of The Average American Male -- and the release of the shocking viral videos that made it a water-cooler sensation -- Chad Kultgen became one of the most talked-about authors of recent years. Now, with The Lie, Kultgen returns with an even more salacious -- yet also more searching -- novel that reaches deeper into the craven inner workings of some of most depraved minds in America: college students.

His subjects are Brett, the rich hedonist whose appetite for sex is matched only by his contempt for women; his best friend, Kyle, the brooding science geek whose good intentions lead him to one disastrous decision; and Heather, the social-climbing sorority girl who has the power to destroy them both. As this devil's triangle plows through four years of college, Kultgen offers a astonishing take on the wild and amoral universe of college today: a frathouse world where sex is social currency, status means everything -- and winner takes all.

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 272.15g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061657301
  • 9780061657306
  • 118,326

Review quote

"Testosterone-fueled fiction....Readers who got a kick out of Kultgen's first book will get a bang out of this." -- Publishers Weekly
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About Chad Kultgen

Chad Kultgen is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His novels include The Average American Male, The Average American Marriage, The Lie, and Men, Women & Children, the basis of a feature film by Jason Reitman. He lives in California.
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2,953 ratings
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4 33% (971)
3 24% (722)
2 10% (293)
1 6% (173)
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