Open

Open

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eBook - 2002
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Lisa Moore's Open makes you believe three things unequivocally: that St. John's is the centre of the universe, that these stories are about absolutely everything, that the only certainty in life comes from the accumulation of moments which refuse to be contained. Love, mistakes, loss -- the fear of all of these, the joy of all of these. The interconnectedness of a bus ride in Nepal and a wedding on the shore of Quidi Vidi Lake; of the tension between a husband and wife when their infant cries before dawn (who will go to him?) and the husband's memory of an early, piercing love affair; of two friends, one who suffers early in life and the other midway through. In Open, Lisa Moore splices moments and images together so adroitly, so vividly, you'll swear you've lived them yourself. That there is a writer like Lisa Moore threading a live wire through everything she sees, showing it to us, warming us with it. These stories are a gathering inches An offering. They ache and bristle. They are shared riches. Open.
Publisher: [United States] :, Astoria :, 2002.
ISBN: 9780887848711
0887848710
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Aug 01, 2012

These short stories are about relationships. While many do not succeed, I really like who Lisa Moore communicates herself as.

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