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Bark : stories / Lorrie Moore.

Author/creator Moore, Lorrie author.
Included WorkMoore, Lorrie Debarking.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Edition.
Publication Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Description192 pages ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Uniform titleShort stories. Selections
Contents Debarking -- The juniper tree -- Paper losses -- Foes -- Wings -- Referential -- Subject to search -- Thank you for having me.
Abstract In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom. In "Debarking," a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see--in all its irresistible hilarity and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In "Foes," a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In "The Juniper Tree," a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in "Wings," we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians who neither held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead ends and the workings of regret
General note"This is a Borzoi Book."
Genre/formShort stories.
LCCN 2013014777
ISBN0307594130 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN9780307594136 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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Joyner General Stacks PS3563 .O6225 B37 2014 ✔ Available Place Hold

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