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The Porcupine of Truth

Bill Konigsberg


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2020)
Hardcover (5/26/2015)
Paperback (8/30/2016)


Carson Smith is resigned to spending his summer in Billings, Montana, helping his mom take care of his father, a dying alcoholic he doesn't really know. Then he meets Aisha Stinson, a beautiful girl who has run away from her difficult family, and Pastor John Logan, who's long held a secret regarding Carson's grandfather, who disappeared without warning or explanation thirty years before. Together, Carson and Aisha embark on an epic road trip to find the answers that might save Carson's dad, restore his fragmented family, and discover the "Porcupine of Truth" in all of their lives.

Turtleback Books, 9780606391238, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2016

About the Author

Bill Konigsberg is the author of "Openly Straight," which won the SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor and was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list; "The Porcupine of Truth," which won the Stonewall Book Award and was named a "Booklist" Editors' Choice selection; and "Out of the Pocket," which won the Lambda Literary Award. Bill lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his husband, Chuck. Please visit him online at and @billkonigsberg.