LIAR is a disturbing glimpse into a reality based on illusion. China Collins’ passionate mid-life marriage to Sam Eagle, an aboriginal lawyer, seems to be all she’d ever hoped for. However, she slowly realizes that Sam isn’t quite what he’d seemed.
Fragments of China’s poetry and her journal entries provide a fascinating glimpse into her perception of a situation that has bound itself deeply into her life, and that refuses to be unbound without a struggle.
This is a very sexy book! It is a portrait of a disintegration, not only of a marriage but of a person because China loses herself in this relationship.
Angela Antle, CBC Radio
This novel is a warning, and as such it fulfills its responsibilities impeccably. Gosse has drawn back the veil and shown us that the narrative of domestic manipulation speaks in many tongues, wears many faces, exists in many cultures.
Joanne Soper-Cook, Essays on Canadian Writing