The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

How far do you think the author has used Christopher's alienating condition to expose intricate truths about our modern lives?

Do you think this was his intention in Christopher's exposure of his parent's secret?

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I'm not sure what you mean. For Christopher, his father's lie is completely devastating. He doesn't understand lies. Our modern lives are much the same. Truth has become ambiguous; protecting our children from things that aren't always pretty, and that are most certainly not truthful has become the norm. Secrets are unhealthy, and they always have been, but in the name of protection parents now twist those intricate truths so that they're not quite so upsetting.