Truth or Something Like It
by Curtis Smith

Fiction · Paperback · 248 pages
ISBN 978-1-934081-22-8 · Out of Print

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Is America ready for the Truth?

Glen Tate didn't ask to be thrust into the heart of political upheaval. He has enough problems of his own--a love life adrift, his crew of disturbed schoolchildren, the lingering ghost of his dead brother... Yet these immediate worries are overshadowed when he survives a horrific accident which claims the son of Arthur Lyndon, the billionaire firebrand determined to forge a new America defined by his vision of the truth. Millions hail Lyndon as a modern messiah, and only Glen and his handful of misfit friends know the real truth.

In Truth or Something Like It, Curtis Smith examines friendship and love, society's penchant for cultish hysteria, and the power of one man to make a difference. By turns humorous, tender, and violent, Smith renders a world both fantastic and as disturbingly real as today's headlines.

"In Truth or Something Like It, Curtis Smith taps the full range of experience--joy, grief, humor, despair--with a keen ear for the subtleties of language and a compassionate eye for the complexities of human nature. His prose is simultaneously robust and impressively precise. This is a surprising, generous writer, one who cares about his craft, and so will you." - Elise Juska, author of One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

"Truth or Something Like It is a thoroughly engrossing novel--rich with unforgettable characters, vibrant prose, and strength of voice. Curtis Smith is a major talent, and this novel is a work to savor and celebrate." - Laura van den Berg, author of What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us

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Curtis Smith is the author of the novel Sound + Noise, The Species Crown, a novella and stories, the novel An Unadorned Life, and three collections of stories, Bad Monkey, Placing Ourselves Among the Living, and In the Jukebox Light. His next book will be The Agnostic's Prayer, an essay collection. His stories and essays have appeared in over fifty literary journals. His work has been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Spiritual Writing. To visit the author's website, click here.

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