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Like Life : Vintage Contemporaries - Lorrie Moore

Like Life

Vintage Contemporaries

Paperback Published: 1st September 2002
ISBN: 9780375719165
Number Of Pages: 192

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In Like Life's" "eight exquisite stories, Lorrie Moore's characters stumble through their daily existence. These men and women, unsettled and adrift and often frightened, can't quite understand how they arrived at their present situations. Harry has been reworking a play for years in his apartment near Times Square in New York. Jane is biding her time at a cheese shop in a Midwest mall. Dennis, unhappily divorced, buries himself in self-help books about healthful food and healthy relationships. One prefers to speak on the phone rather than face his friends, another lets the answering machine do all the talking. But whether rejected, afraid to commit, bored, disillusioned or just misunderstood, even the most hard-bitten are not without some abiding trust in love.

"A brilliant collection. . . . The funny and the tragic dovetail with precision and poignancy." -The Philadelphia Inquirer "Hilarious and generous and true. Moore's work continues to astound." -Newsday

"Insightful and moving . . . A rewarding, even exhilarating book." -The New York Times Book Review

"There's no other writer quite like Lorrie Moore. . . . Startling and wonderful." -The Plain Dealer

"Affecting and beautifully written. . . . Her keenly detailed language and unfailing generosity of spirit are irresistible." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Lorrie Moore is a dazzler." -Chicago Tribune

ISBN: 9780375719165
ISBN-10: 0375719164
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st September 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2

Lorrie Moore


About the Author


Lorrie Moore (born Marie Lorena Moore) is an American fiction writer known mainly for her humorous and poignant short stories. She was born in Glens Falls, New York, and nicknamed "Lorrie" by her parents. She attended St. Lawrence University and at 19, won Seventeen magazine's fiction contest. After graduating from St. Lawrence, she moved to Manhattan and worked as a paralegal for two years. In 1980, Moore enrolled in Cornell University's M.F.A. program, where she was taught by Alison Lurie. Upon graduation from Cornell, Moore was encouraged by a teacher to contact agent Melanie Jackson. Jackson sold her collection, Self-Help, composed almost entirely of stories from her master's thesis, to Knopf in 1983.

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