Degrees of Nakedness

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In Lisa Moore's first story collection, the joys and distresses of love course through modern-day Newfoundland like an electric current. These bright, engaging tales mark precious moments in the characters' lives against deceptively prosaic settings - a hospital cafeteria lit only by the lights in the snack machines, a half-built house "like a rib cage around a lungful of sky" - and the results linger long in the memory. In "Nipple of Paradise," Moore jumps back and forth in time between the birth of a child and...
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Overview


In Lisa Moore's first story collection, the joys and distresses of love course through modern-day Newfoundland like an electric current. These bright, engaging tales mark precious moments in the characters' lives against deceptively prosaic settings - a hospital cafeteria lit only by the lights in the snack machines, a half-built house "like a rib cage around a lungful of sky" - and the results linger long in the memory. In "Nipple of Paradise," Moore jumps back and forth in time between the birth of a child and a mother's unraveling marriage. "Wisdom Teeth" uses short, startling vignettes to weave together the story of a young woman. With lovingly constructed sentences and lush prose, Moore shows readers that love, alongside desire, can sometimes come softly, and sometimes as an ambush.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780887847028
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Nipple of paradise 1
Sea urchin 15
Wisdom teeth 29
Degrees of nakedness 45
Meet me in Sidi Ifni 59
Carmen has gonorrhoea 65
Surge 73
Purgatory's wild kingdom 83
Granular 99
Ingrid catching snowflakes on her tongue 111
The lonely goatherd 123
Haloes 133
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  • Posted October 15, 2012

    A Gifted Writer

    I can't believe I haven't come across her books before. She is a gifted writer.

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