The Invention of Lying

It&#39s a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they&#39re thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He&#39s short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won&#39t get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother&#39s on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he&#39s basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna?