With the publication of The Average American Male—and the release of the shocking viral videos that made it a water-cooler sensation—Chad Kultgen became one of the most talked-about authors of recent years. Now, with The Lie, Kultgen returns with an even more salacious—yet also more searching—novel that reaches deeper into the craven inner workings of some of most depraved minds in America: college students.
His subjects are Brett, the rich hedonist whose appetite for sex is matched only by his contempt for women; his best friend, Kyle, the brooding science geek whose good intentions lead him to one disastrous decision; and Heather, the social-climbing sorority girl who has the power to destroy them both. As this devil's triangle plows through four years of college, Kultgen offers an astonishing take on the wild and amoral universe of college today: a frat house world where sex is social currency, status means everything—and winner takes all.
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
Chad Kultgen graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His novels include The Average American Male; The Lie; Men, Women & Children; The Average American Marriage, which is the basis for the Jason Reitman film of the same name; and the graphic novel Darklight. He lives in California.