Pages tight and clean. Edges of boards and DJ have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 203 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1973. ISBN: 0393086747. At forty-seven, Howard Carew was threading his way through life as best he could, cheerfully lying his head off. Howard had two jobs, a wife, and a mistress, and it was lying that kept the machinery of his complex life running smoothly. Lies, he had convinced himself, were the oils and unguents of existence, and he lied not only with good cheer but with remarkable skill and finesse.