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The Resource The camera never lies : a novel, David Rawlings

The camera never lies : a novel, David Rawlings

Label
The camera never lies : a novel
Title
The camera never lies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Rawlings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Daniel Whiteley is a successful couples counselor who regularly puts families back together, helping them face up to the things in life they hide. But his own marriage is falling apart. His wife, Kelly, knows Daniel is hiding something from her, but she doesn't dare probe for fear her own secrets will be revealed. When his grandfather dies, Daniel inherits an old SLR camera from a time when cameras pointed away from the person taking the photograph. On the camera is an inscription: Use this camera wisely and remember, regardless of the picture you think you took, the camera never lies. When Daniel first uses his new camera he finds someone has already filled the roll of film. Annoyed, he processes the film and finds photos of a secret that he's been hiding from his wife and daughter. He has no idea who took them. Now every time he uses the camera, the photographs reveal another secret about himself the he is desperate to keep -- as well as those of his wife, which he is desperate to uncover."--Provided by publisher
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Review
This stimulating fantastical tale from Rawlings (The Baggage Handler) tackles the internal battles that can come with honest introspection. Daniel Whiteley’s success as a marriage counselor relies heavily on a reputation built on his bestselling book, No Secrets. There is one glaring problem, though: Daniel’s own life is filled with secrets. His wife doesn’t trust him; his 12-year-old daughter refuses to open up, and her rebellious behavior confuses him; and his editor is threatening to pull his contract if he doesn’t produce a second book. When Daniel’s grandfather dies, he leaves Daniel a letter expressing his concern for him, as well as an old camera. Daniel quickly has the film developed and is shocked when he sees the prints of old photos, revealing scenes of his wife crying, gripping a pill bottle at their daughter’s birthday party. Daniel continues to use the camera, and the images reveal the uncomfortable realities of his life that are obscured behind his veneer of happiness. In his fervor to keep his secrets hidden, he doesn’t realize his efforts are making his relationships unravel even quicker. While religious themes are never overt, this Twilight Zone–style story will challenge readers to rethink the meaning of truth by digging into the repercussions of dishonesty. Agent: Steve Laube, Steve Laube Agency. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/23/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 38, p)
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10828900
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1971-
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Rawlings, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Authors
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Marriage
  • Marriage counselors
  • Husband and wife
  • Marital quality
  • Secrecy
  • Cameras
  • Photographers
Target audience
adult
Label
The camera never lies : a novel, David Rawlings
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066648753
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780785230694
Lccn
2019287011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129119065
Label
The camera never lies : a novel, David Rawlings
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066648753
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780785230694
Lccn
2019287011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129119065

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