In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman...more
In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer. less
This very cohesive collection of short stories has a unique strength and depth. Once you finished you have the strange feeling of getting a whole picture of something by looking to separate pieces, and that's impressive. The depth of the characters hiding in a very simple structure is also challenging. But to me it doesn't arrive to the levels of "Birds of America".
This is a great collection of short stories. One I could, and do, read over and over. The style is unique--unlike anything I've ever read before--and the humor is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. Lorrie Moore did a fabulous job with this debut novel.