The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew audiobook

The Big Lie

By Julie Mayhew
Read by Elizabeth Knowelden

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
8.78 Hours 1
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In a gripping novel set in present-day England under a Nazi regime, a sheltered teen questions what it means to be “good”—and how far she’s willing to go to break the rules. Nazi England, 2014. Jessika Keller is a good girl—a champion ice skater, model student of the Bund Deutscher Mädel, and dutiful daughter of the Greater German Reich. Her best friend, Clementine, is not so submissive. Passionately different, Clem is outspoken, dangerous, and radical. And the regime has noticed. Jess cannot keep both her perfect life and her dearest friend, her first love. But which can she live without? Haunting, intricate, and unforgettable, The Big Lie unflinchingly interrogates perceptions of revolution, feminism, sexuality, and protest. Back matter includes historical notes from the author discussing her reasons for writing an “alt-history” story and the power of speculative fiction.

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In a gripping novel set in present-day England under a Nazi regime, a sheltered teen questions what it means to be “good”—and how far she’s willing to go to break the rules.

Nazi England, 2014. Jessika Keller is a good girl—a champion ice skater, model student of the Bund Deutscher Mädel, and dutiful daughter of the Greater German Reich. Her best friend, Clementine, is not so submissive. Passionately different, Clem is outspoken, dangerous, and radical. And the regime has noticed. Jess cannot keep both her perfect life and her dearest friend, her first love. But which can she live without? Haunting, intricate, and unforgettable, The Big Lie unflinchingly interrogates perceptions of revolution, feminism, sexuality, and protest. Back matter includes historical notes from the author discussing her reasons for writing an “alt-history” story and the power of speculative fiction.

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Editorial Reviews

“Brilliantly realized…A powerful and moving exploration of friendship, family, sexuality, and what it really means to be ‘good.’” Irish Times (Dublin)

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Author Bio: Julie Mayhew

Author Bio: Julie Mayhew

Julie Mayhew originally trained as a journalist, then as an actress, and started writing because she hardly ever saw a script with a brilliant role for a girl or a woman. She is the author of Red Ink and the critically acclaimed The Big Lie. Mayhew is also prolific writer for radio, and has twice been nominated for Best Original Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 8.78
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English