Monday, August 20, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
Why Men Lie is a departure from the previous two novels in the trilogy in that it is written from a female perspective. The protagonist, Effie MacAskill-Gillis, is a middle-aged woman who has had a series of failed marriages and relationships. One day, she has a chance encounter with a man from her past on a subway platform. Before she knows it, she's falling in love and her hard-won independence and self-sufficiency are deeply shaken.
Shelagh spoke with Linden MacIntyre about Why Men Lie and their conversation covered a lot of ground: from musings about what happens to men and woman at middle age, to Linden's upbringing in a female-centred world in Cape Breton, to his experience of befriending an inmate on death row. No matter where it went, their conversation was always energized and rich with insight. We offer you that conversation here in its full unedited form. We hope you enjoy.