Fayette Fox The Deception Artist

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The Deception Artist

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Eight-year-old Ivy is the deception artist: she
has a vivid imagination and tells lies so that
people will like her. With her brother, Brice,
in hospital, life at home feels unsettled and
things become even more strained after her
father loses his job, along with his sense of
purpose.
Ivy’s worries deepen as her dad fails to cope with
his wife’s career success and forms a dubious
friendship with recently-divorced Olivia. Her
parents might divorce and her best friend hates her
but, ever creative, Ivy tries to stay afloat through
fantasies, superstitions and pretense.
Set in Northern California in the late 1980s
recession, and seen through the eyes of a
remarkable little girl, this literary debut is a
compelling story, told with humour and
compassion, about a family under pressure,
grappling with difficult times.

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About the Author:

Fayette Fox holds an MA in Publishing from the London College of Communication and a BA in Creative Writing from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. A freelance writer and former commissioning editor for Lonely Planet, Fayette has been commissioned by travel websites Openplac.es and TripAdvisor.com. This is her first novel.

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'Fayette Fox's first novel, published by the reliably excellent Myriad Editions, is a quirky, charming debut, and Ivy's perspective is beautifully captured.' - Independent 'With sharp, witty prose and an utterly endearing and sympathetic heroine, The Deception Artist is a story that draws you in and has you rooting for its central character as if she were your eight-year-old self.' - Stylist: Emerald Street 'The characters in this novel are wonderfully brought to life, with both the children and adults being credibly voiced throughout. A captivating debut, and hopefully the first of many books from Fayette Fox.' - We Love This Book 'The Deception Artist is told from Ivy's perceptive and I loved being inside her eight-year-old mind. Ivy is artistic and has a fantastic imagination but she is also easily confused, which leads some great laugh-out-loud moments.' - Novelicious 'A funny and heartwarming novel which looks at the life of a typical Northern Californian family in the 1980's recession through the eyes of an imaginative, adorable eight-year old. Ivy is one of the most beautifully sweet and intelligent children I've had the pleasure of reading. I definitely would have been friends with her if she'd gone to my school. I found Fayette Fox's writing delicious to read.' - Bookhugger 'Ivy is a brilliant character and Fox writes her perspective incredibly naturally. The Deception Artist is a very impressive debut. All the characters are complicated but overall sympathetic. Apart from anything else, a reader can't help but fall for Ivy.' - The Bookbag 'The Deception Artist reminds us that the real truths are in how we love each other.' - The Simple Things Magazine 'Ivy is one of the brightest, funniest and intelligent little characters I've read in a while. Good luck, Ivy, may you paint your life vividly across many more imaginations.' - Pamreader 'The Deception Artist was a very sweet little book...the chapters are short and punchy...and I was fully captivated by Ivy and her point of view of the goings on with her family. I loved this book.' - The London Diaries 'This is a superb debut. Fox's pacing and plotting are perfect, and I happily whizzed through it in a few days, unable to tear myself away. It's the perfect summer read and Fayette Fox is definitely one to watch.' - Becca Likes Books

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