"If that is the case, hats off to him for guile and deviousness," says Yossi Verter in Haaretz.
But to say nothing of the innovative frame structure, what stands out here is the guile and agency of the female characters.
After a while Marks suspicion is aroused, to be lulled by guile.
Studying his nature as one can do on the Road, I perceived also that in him there was no guile.
By my soul, I think thee As free from guile, as yon blue vault from clouds, And clear as rain-drops ere they touch the earth!
Oh, Arthur Elphinstone had the guile for all his rough ways.
Emmy Lou was pink-cheeked and chubby and in her heart there was no guile.
Its approaches are so insidious, its expedients so full of guile.
Probably, by the time he reached the tenth green, he was too intent upon his game to remember how guile had won him freedom.
Then said Juno all crafty and full of guile, 'You will play false, and will not hold to your word.
mid-12c., from Old French guile "deceit, wile, fraud, ruse, trickery," from Frankish *wigila "trick, ruse" or a related Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian wigila "sorcery, witchcraft," Old English wil "trick;" see wile).