2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Caribbean & Canada Region)
2002 City of Calgary W. O. Mitchel Book Award
2001 Canongate Prize for short fiction
The Scent of a Lie is a book of fourteen inter-connected stories set in two charismatic towns in Portugal where characters weave in and out of the narrative. The book can be read as a novel in fragments. This is a remarkable debut collection of tales told by a true storyteller. The Scent of a Lie received the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in the Caribbean & Canada region and the 2002 City of Calgary Book Award. One of the stories received the 2001 Canongate Prize for short fiction at the International Book Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Time: 254 minutes (4h 14m 46s) (unabridged)