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The Selected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore
     

The Selected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore

by Lisa Moore, Jane Urquhart (Introduction)
 

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Lisa Moore's stories are bright, emotionally engaging, tangible. She marks out the precious moments of her characters' lives against deceptively commonplace backdrops — a St. John's 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.

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Lisa Moore's stories are bright, emotionally engaging, tangible. She marks out the precious moments of her characters' lives against deceptively commonplace backdrops — a St. John's 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. The Collected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore shows us that love, alongside desire, can sometimes come as a surprise, sometimes an ambush. She splices moments and images together so adroitly, so vividly, you'll swear you've lived them yourself. This new volume, bringing together Lisa Moore’s first two books of stories, Open and Degrees of Nakedness, is the very best way to encounter one of the finest short-story writers in the country. This edition features a brilliant new introduction by Jane Urquhart on the importance of Moore’s work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770892552
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Series:
A List Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Moore: Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels February, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Alligator, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Fiction Prize (Canada and the Caribbean), and the short-story collections Open, which was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and Degrees of Nakedness. Lisa Moore's books have been translated into many languages and published around the world. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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