Monday, March 8, 2010


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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