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A book-length narrative poem, this sassy, confessional, intoxicating, and heartbreaking work charts the ups and downs of a torrid love affair. From illusions of permanence and ownership to the pain of estrangement, Liar masterfully explores feelings familiar to anyone who has ever loved -- and lost. Crosbie also goes beyond this territory, examining the lover's own complicity in her joy and suffering. Liar is a grotesque, beautiful meditation on the nature of love.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Anansi, 2006.
ISBN: 9780887847455
Branch Call Number: 819.1 CROSB
Characteristics: 149 pages ; 21 cm


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Dec 21, 2008

Blistering ... almost painful to read at some points, but worth it.

Sep 15, 2007

An unusual read for me. Although a big fan of some of the great poets, I don't normally, sadly, find the time to pursue current publications. This is a long, narrative poem, and for me a pleasant surprise. It moves very quickly with strong, evocative, and "right" imagery, if I can say that. My only negative comment would be that at times it struck me as a little self-indulgent, but that is a very personal reaction - just the kind that really good poetry should cause. Would love to hear other reactions, especially from big poetry readers and fans.

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