1. A satisfying and deeply moving read

    Steven Gillis’ latest novel once again reminds us that he is not only a master storyteller able to conjure up narrative magic, but it’s his lyrical voice throughout the narrative that’s capable of finding the poetry in the most unlikely places that makes him the 21st century heir to Saul Bellow, John Cheever, and Stanley Elkin. When you mix Gillis’ sad, beaten lyricism with his continual explosions of narrative surprise, the result is a glorious, tense luminosity that makes Benchere in Wonderland his best book yet, a satisfying and deeply moving read.

    RICHARD GRAYSON, Author of Winter in Brooklyn
  2. Magnificently strange and achingly intimate

    Steven Gillis has created an indelible character in Benchere and let him loose in a slyly subversive wonderland of art, violence, love, grief, greed, and grand ideals. At once magnificently strange and achingly intimate, Gillis’ novel lingers and burns long after the covers are shut.

    DAWN RAFFEL, Author of The Secret Life of Objects
  3. Wildly Entertained

    Steven Gillis’s new novel, Liars, is what we’ve come to expect from this master storyteller. Liars epitomizes what Faulkner said all literature should be, the human heart in conflict with itself. Along the way you’ll be dazzled by Gillis’s fluid prose and wildly entertained at the human comedy playing out from beginning to end.

    Robert Lopez, author of All Back Full
  4. Steve Gillis was born to write Liars

    Steve Gillis was born to write Liars, the mesmerizing, noir-ish story of Eric McCanus, a writer, professor, music aficionado, bon vivant. This lyrical, fast-paced novel is chock-full of intrigue, slight paranoia, plans gone awry, and outright mystery. One couple, pushing the same grocery cart, serves as Gillis’s madeleine. And then the reader’s taken on one fun bumpy jolting ride.

    George Singleton, author of Calloustown