Black Crow White Lie by Candi Sary

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Black Crow White Lie

A coming-of-age novel

by Candi Sary


“This is a praiseworthy, poignant work.” 
Publishers Weekly


Set amid the seedy motels of Hollywood, California, Black Crow White Lie tells the story of Carson Calley, a young boy who grows up living a transient lifestyle with his fortune-telling mother, Juliette Bravo, an alcoholic full of stories about their former lives together. Believing his mother’s tales about his special powers, Carson becomes a healer, with the people of Hollywood waiting in long lines to see him. Carson secretly saves the money he earns from healing in the hopes of visiting his war-hero father’s grave in Washington, DC. But before he goes, Carson discovers that there is more to his mother’s stories than he realizes. Learning the truth about her exaggerations and lies, Carson begins to question his very identity. Is he really the healer his mother told him he was?

A mesmerizing debut novel, Black Crow White Lie explores the power of family relationships and illustrates how easy it is to fall prey to the fantasies of those who love us.


About the Author: Candi Sary

Candi SaryCandi Sary graduated from the University of California, Irvine. She has been a finalist in several writing competitions, including the William Faulkner William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary awards, and the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. She lives in coastal Southern California with her husband and two children.


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