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The Resource The truth, Michael Palin

The truth, Michael Palin

Label
The truth
Title
The truth
Statement of responsibility
Michael Palin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. After some early success as a writer, he has become a pen for hire, finding work when and where he can. He and his wife have separated and his son and daughter are both grown up. Then he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian. Not only does the offer come with the promise of rich financial reward, it is also a chance to write something truly meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Keith to Orissa, the jungle, and the environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with the man he once was, an idealist who wanted to make a difference. Gradually Melville takes Keith into his confidence and finally agrees to the book. He will feed Keith information and give him introductions to his friends. However when the first draft is ready, the publisher reveals their version of 'the truth' is far from the story Keith has written. They point to some dubious dealings in Melville's past and it becomes clear that perhaps Melville has not always been as pure as he seems to be. Or is he? As Keith becomes torn between his admiration for the man and his obligations as a writer, he finds that the truth can be whatever we make it
Summary
Presents the story of an everyday man at a crossroads in life who accepts an offer to travel to India as part of an effort to pen the biography of an elusive but highly influential activist and humanitarian.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10192725
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palin, Michael
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biographers
  • London (England)
  • Biographers
Target audience
adult
Label
The truth, Michael Palin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: A novel
Control code
000049571968
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780297860228
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The truth, Michael Palin
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: A novel
Control code
000049571968
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780297860228
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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