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"Brisk, ironic ... scalpel-sharp.... A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories." --The New York Times Book Review

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.

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An anthology of ten short stories focuses on women who are on the brink of loneliness--their mothers are dying, their husbands and lovers are leaving them--and who face their disappointments with anxiety laced with ironic humor. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
ISBN: 9780307277299
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOORE
Characteristics: 163 p. ; 20 cm


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Jan 23, 2016

Moore has such a way with wordplay, puns and obscure references, that I finished the book certain that I had missed quite a bit of the smart stuff. The writing is clever and sometimes gimmicky (such as a diary presented in reverse chronology), and well worth a read by short story aficionados.


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