cover image City of Truth

City of Truth

James Morrow. Mariner Books, $13.95 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-15-618042-9

Morrow's nearly perfect satiric novella takes place in the dystopia of Veritas, where everyone tells the truth or faces harsh punishment--which Jack Sperry risks when he learns that his son Toby has a fatal disease and that by lying to him he may enable Toby's cure. Illustrations. (May)