About the book
A True Story Based on Lies is a remarkable and original novel that addresses the universal issues of class discrimination, male oppression, and female servitude through dual narratives of spellbinding power. Set in contemporary Mexico, the book charts the consequences of a sexual relationship between Leonora, a servant in the wealthy O’Connor home, and her master. When a child, Aura Olivia, is born from this union she is brought up as the daughter of the house. As the novel unfolds, the “true” story gradually emerges.
Reviewed by Merdon Mums Reading Group:
We didn’t completely understand the poetry. Lacking in emotional details about the characters or background to the characters. Was it set in this century? We were unsure of the time period. We all enjoyed the unusual style of writing.
Star rating: ***