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  • Published: 5 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781841593937
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 792
  • RRP: $32.99

Collected Stories

Volume One



A beautiful hardback edition of the collected stories of one of America's most admired contemporary authors

Thesehumorous and poignant tales of lovers, loneliness, and never-quite-belonging, delivered in her characteristically knowing, wry voice, confirm Lorrie Moore as a master of the short story form. Self-Help, Like Life, Birds of America and Bark, her four acclaimed collections, are all here, and for good measure so too are a handful of stories excerpted from the novels Anagrams, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and The Gate at the Stairs. But at the author's request, the order of play is gloriously random: 'I didn't want this Everyman's volume to be one that simply glued all the books together in the obvious sequential order,' she writes. 'I wanted instead to let the magical alphabet set individual stories side by side in an otherwise unexpected and unchronological way so that friction or frost might occur: they could jostle and rap and spark or repel .... It might all be like a playlist set to shuffle ...' So, a joyous new discovery for first-time readers and for Moore fans, a multitude of new angles from which to view her incomparable ouevre.

  • Published: 5 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781841593937
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 792
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor English at Vanderbilt University, and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has published four short-story collections - Self-Help (1985) Like Life (1990), Birds of America (1998) and Bark (2014), three novels, Anagrams (1986), Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (1994) and A Gate at the Stairs (2009) and a book of essays, See What Can Be Done (2018). Amongst her many literary awards are the Irish Times International Prize for Literature and the Rea Award for the Short Story,

Praise for Collected Stories

Moore writes with such psychological precision, such sharp, unsentimental knowledge of her characters' hopes and fears that she is able to invest these melodramatic situations with a heartfelt understanding of the precariousness of everyday life.

New York Times

Lorrie Moore's stories pack more wit and tragicomic power into a single paragraph than most novels manage over fifteen chapters. Fabulous.

Helen Simpson

Hilarious and distressing, entertaining and wise ...

Roddy Doyle

The best American writer of her generation.

Nick Hornby

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