City of Truth Author:James Morrow Portrait of a civilization: People drive Toyota Functionals and Plymouth Adequates to honest jobs and read bestsellers like "You Can Have Somewhat Better Sex" and "How to Find a Certain Amount of Inner Peace". They shop in Molly's Rather Expensive Toy Store and eat at No Great Shakes. They speak with candor and live their truthful lives. — This i... more »s Veritas, the City of Truth. In it, no one can lie.
Jack Sperry's life is rather routine, occasionally satisfying. He works as an art deconstructionist, ridding Veritas of lies, until tragedy strikes: Jack's young son contracts a rare disease while at Camp Ditch-the-Kids.
Jack now must hide from truth if his son is to have a chance to live, a chance to share the joys of life. All he knows must change, change utterly, to let him see the many-splendored marvels of a world where pigs can fly and rats chase cats.« less