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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Open

by (author) Lisa Moore

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Apr 2002
Category
Short Stories (single author), Contemporary Women
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780887841798
    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887848711
    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887846847
    Publish Date
    Feb 2003
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

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 in. An offering. They ache and bristle. They are shared riches. Open.

About the author

Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels Caught, February, and Alligator. Caught was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is now a major CBC television series starring Allan Hawco. February won CBC’s Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was named a New Yorker Best Book of the Year and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Alligator was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean region), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and a national bestseller. Her most recent work is a collection of short stories called Something for Everyone. Lisa lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Winterset Award for Excellence in Newfoundland Writing
  • Short-listed, Scotiabank Giller Prize

User Reviews

Open by Lisa Moore

Rich and vivid short story collection about love and life. Gut wrenching, well written, and there's not a bad story to be found among the ten offered up.

Open, by Lisa Moore

Rich imagery, heart-rending stories, and many beautiful moments. Our book club had mixed feelings, as always happens, but most loved the layering of descriptions.

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