Men don’t change; Effie Gillis knows that. She’s already juggling divorce, disappointment and the disquiets of a disturbed childhood. Now add to that some unexpected distractions following a chance encounter with old friend JC on a Toronto subway platform. Effie wants him to break the cycle of distrust in her life, but twisting the truth is part of his nature. As he pushes Effie to confront the memories and men of her past, she must also concede the truths that shaped her. With frank dialogue and demanding prose, Giller Prize–winning author Linden MacIntyre masterfully reveals the intricacies of Effie’s thoughts. This final instalment of the Cape Breton trilogy follows up on The Long Stretch and The Bishop’s Man.
Why Men Lie, Linden MacIntyre, $32.