The Nature of Truth

  • Title: The Nature of Truth
  • Author: Sergio Troncoso
  • ISBN: 9781558857919
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Nature of Truth A new revised edition in paperback in A graduate student at Yale University Helmut Sanchez has discovered an ugly truth about his boss a world renowned German professor In a letter written tha
    A new, revised edition in paperback in 2014 A graduate student at Yale University, Helmut Sanchez has discovered an ugly truth about his boss, a world renowned German professor In a letter written than fifty years ago, Professor Werner Hopfgartner absolved Austria of any guilt for its participation in the Second World War.What kind of sick mind would rationalize awayA new, revised edition in paperback in 2014 A graduate student at Yale University, Helmut Sanchez has discovered an ugly truth about his boss, a world renowned German professor In a letter written than fifty years ago, Professor Werner Hopfgartner absolved Austria of any guilt for its participation in the Second World War.What kind of sick mind would rationalize away the murder of millions of Jews, gypsies and other subversives, Helmut wonders And how can it be that he has been helping, and even admiring, such a person As the young researcher continues his quest for answers, he uncovers something even horrific, something that fuels a dangerous obsession for justice and a murderous plan.But he isn t the only one who hates Hopfgartner Regina Neumann, a colleague in the department, is determined to nail the aged scholar for his sexual involvement with young co eds, something everyone knows about but ignores And there are former lovers and the students he has taken advantage of Award winning author Sergio Troncoso has penned a suspenseful novel that explores right and wrong, good and evil, and the murky borders in between Ultimately, we are left to ask what is the nature of truth

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    About Sergio Troncoso


    1. Sergio Troncoso is a writer of essays, short stories, and novels He often writes about the United States Mexico border, immigration, philosophy in literature, families and fatherhood, and crossing cultural, religious, and psychological borders Among the numerous awards he has won are the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, Southwest Book Award, Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews, International Latino Book Award, and Bronze Award for Multicultural Fiction from ForeWord Reviews.Troncoso teaches at the Yale Writers Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York Recently he served as one of three national judges for the PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction and as final judge in the essay category for the New Letters Literary Awards.The son of Mexican immigrants, Troncoso was born and grew up on the east side of El Paso, Texas in rural Ysleta He graduated from Harvard College and received two graduate degrees in international relations and philosophy at Yale University He won a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico, where he studied economics, politics, and literature He was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund s Alumni Hall of Fame and the Texas Institute of Letters The El Paso City Council voted unanimously to rename the Ysleta public library branch as the Sergio Troncoso Branch Library.Please visit the many resources for readers, students, and teachers on his website at SergioTroncoso.From This Wicked Patch of Dust Troncoso s novel is an engaging literary achievement Kirkus Reviews, starred review Nuanced and authentic The Dallas Morning News Crossing Borders Personal Essays We owe it to ourselves to read, savor and read them again The El Paso Times Heart wrenching Portland Book Review The Nature of Truth Impressively lucid The Chicago Tribune The brightest and most able of the modern Border writers and thinkers Prime Number Journal The Last Tortilla and Other Stories Enthusiastically recommended Booklist


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    1. When scholars of the 22nd century look back on the society of today and try to figure out what made us tick, they are likely to turn to the work of Sergio Troncoso, the greatest American novelist you've never heard of. In another universe, he's already won the Nobel Prize for literature. Unfortunately, we live in this one, where his books are overlooked and sell in the hundreds, not the millions. Thankfully, we can still read what he has to say, and savor his hard truths. The Nature of Truth is [...]

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    2. One of the many valuable missions of Arte Público Press is to rescue and re-release books important to the corpus of Mexican-American literature. This year the Houston publisher is bringing to our attention a couple of titles that once broke new ground and that continue to speak to readers today.How far would you be willing to go to discover a hidden truth? What would you risk to bring justice to someone who had avoided it for decades? In The Nature of Truth, originally published in 2003, award [...]

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    3. I received a signed copy of this book through a giveaway. Although this book was not what I expected it definitely did not disappoint. The story was good and very thought provoking. It truly made me think about all the issues addressed in this novel. That being said, the reason I gave it 4/5 is because at times it was a little slow and hard struggled to keep my attention. Other than that I would definitely suggest this book to others who want to read a book that will not only entertain them but [...]

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    4. Although a bit slow to begin and more than a little melodramatic near the end, this book was very enjoyable. There were questions that I kept asking myself: Is anyone capable of a premeditated murder? Are some killings justifiable? And if a "good" person does kill another can he live with the guilt? The possible answers are explored through two characters who couldn't be more different. I actually would have rated this book 3.5 stars.

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    5. 3.5 stars. For the first half of the novel, Nature of Truth is a swiftly-moving, but fairly conventional academic thriller/suspense novel. Then it takes a sharp turn and becomes something else--a psychological thriller. Troncoso keeps a firm hand on the plot and the characters, and the writing is strictly mainstream literary fiction. Not "literature", but literary suspense.

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    6. I went to high school with Sergio, so I was very interested in reading his book. I was interested in the characters and what happened to them - I enjoyed it.

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    7. Overall, I have to say I did not like this book. The premise was great (the plot involved several "mysteries"-- criminal, academic, and personal.) The setting was intriguing (the ivory tower of pure intellectualism, Yale, paired against grim, crime-infested New Haven.) The suspense as the story unfolded was genuine and grippingly palpable. Plus, the book offers the reader plenty of meaty philosophical issues with which it's fun to grapple alongside the characters (truth? who determines it? guilt [...]

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    8. This was an enjoyable read. I felt the story started slowly and the author was repetitive and tried a bit hard, but eventually it opened into a great thriller and morality tale. I particularly enjoyed the debate of the sense of standards and integrity and how that plays between your commitment to yourself vs your commitment to your community. Also, towards the end, there is a very cynical, but truthful, rant about what we have become as a people and what has lead to the lessening of "the right t [...]

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    9. The Nature of Truth is the most engaging novel I've read in a long time -- an exciting thriller with real substance. Troncoso draws us in as his main character, Helmut Sanchez, makes a shocking discovery about the eteemed professor he works for -- and then wrestles with a moral dilemma as he decides what to do with this secret. I especially enjoyed the plot's venturing into exotic locations and historic events across Europe. Troncoso has succeeded in writing a fast-paced novel that will keep you [...]

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    10. I had a tough time getting into this book but after 100 or so pages, I was glad I stuck with it. The first part was a little slow and plodding for my taste and also refers to places and things related to Germany. Since my knowledge of Germany is limited, that may be why I struggled with it. Once the action starts, though, it does get suspenseful and throws in some interesting plot twists. You may or may not be surprised by the ending, depending on your view of right or wrong.

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    11. This is a first novel by a good writer who spends too much effort to let the reader know how educated he is. There are far too many esoteric references that do not contribute to the plot. The plot was good: a mystery with a "they all lived happily ever after" ending. The book is far too long. An editor should have helped cut some of this work.I received a review copy of this book from .

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    12. What is truth? Can truth hide in little lies, which build upon one another until people finally believe the lie to be the truth? Is this lie the truth, or is the truth the lie of having people believe the lie to be true? Read the rest of this review on my blog: shouldireaditornot.wordpress.c

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    13. I made it to page 14. I couldn't get into this book. Since I didn't finish it, there will not be a rating.

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