The Man with the Blue Nose
Part crime story, part exploration of reality and how we perceive it, The Man with the Blue Nose offers a lighthearted glimpse into the life of Lucy Jones, a woman who believes her own lies so completely she might just change her life—or ruin it forever. More
Lucy Jones gets a call from the sheriff’s office one hot summer day in 1965. Arrested for armed robbery, Jimmy Reeves names his high school sweetheart as an alibi. Within minutes, Lucy tells the biggest, most elaborate lie of her life—and convinces herself it’s the gospel truth.
Lucy’s story doesn’t go over well with Sergeant Andrews, but he can’t find a chink in the rock-solid defenses protecting Lucy’s lie from the real world. Nor does Lucy’s story impress her husband Earl, who really doesn’t want to get involved with a crime. And then there’s the man with the blue nose—the one person capable of showing Lucy the world as it really is, instead of how she wishes it could be.
A playful exploration of how people interact (or don’t) with the truth, The Man with the Blue Nose follows Lucy as her reality shifts, unravels, and ultimately changes her life. Lucy has no qualms about her decisions. She doesn’t fear the law. She doesn’t fear—or love—Earl, and when it comes down to it, she doesn’t even fear the man with the blue nose. The truth doesn’t stand a chance.