Whats the biggest lie youve ever told? The biggest secret youve ever kept? Claude the fraud is a deliciously despicable Frenchman that we love to hate, hate to love But who could possibly love Claude? An absurdly comic tale of betrayal, barbiturates and a brew. Is this his real life? Is this just treachery? Caught in a web of lies, no escape from reality. At a time when political and humanitarian crises have become near-normal everyday horrors, Seamus Collins imagines just how far a nobody will go to become a somebody.