Three lives, one unreliable narrator and the consequences of losing intimacy. This is All a Lie opens with Ray leaving his mistress for the final time. At the bottom of her apartment tower, he answers his phone. It's Nancy, his lover, and she is threatening to jump if he drives away. She wants emotional truth in an arena where everything is a lie. She wants a reason to stay alive and Ray is uniquely unqualified to give her what she wants. Ray's wife, Tulah, loves snow and keeps a snow journal — every time it snows she goes out in it and records what she thinks and feels about the snow in the context of her life. Tulah is filled with secrets, and denial, and unhappiness and when she is drawn into Ray's messy affair, everything she thought she knew is thrown aside. What are the consequences of losing intimacy? Does Nancy jump from her 39th floor balcony? What happens with Tulah and Ray? The answers lie within, perhaps.
Writer THOMAS TROFIMUK's first novel, The 52nd Poem, won the George Bugnet Novel of the Year Award and the City of Edmonton Book Prize. His scond novel, the critically acclaimed Doubting Yourself to the Bone, was named as one of the Globe and Mail's top 100 must-read books for 2006. A third book, Waiting for Columbus, was released in 2009 in the US, Canada, the UK, Serbia, Poland, Brazil, China and Quebec (in translation). Waiting for Columbus won the City of Edmonton Book Prize and was a nominee for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In the UK, it was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and was picked as one of Richard and Judy's 100 Books of the Decade. He lives (and writes) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Visit: www.thomastrofimuk.com.