Degrees of Nakedness

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House of Anansi, Feb 15, 2004 - Fiction - 114 pages
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In Degrees of Nakedness, Lisa Moore's first story collection, the joys and distresses of love course through modern-day Newfoundland like an electric current.

Lisa Moore's stories are bright, emotionally engaging, tangible. She marks out the precious moments of her characters' lives against deceptively commonplace backdrops -- a St. John's hospital cafeteria lit only by the lights in the snack machines; a half-built house "like a rib cage around a lungful of sky" -- and the results linger long in the memory. In Degrees of Nakedness Lisa Moore shows us that love, alongside desire, can sometimes come as a surprise, sometimes an ambush.

 

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Contents

Nipple of Paradise
1
Sea Urchin
15
Wisdom Teeth
29
Degrees of Nakedness
45
Carmen Has Gonorrhoea
65
Surge
73
Purgatorys Wild Kingdom 61
83
Granular
99
Ingrid Catching Snowflakes on Her Tongue
111
The Lonely Goatherd
123
Authors Acknowledgements
143
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About the author (2004)

Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of February and Alligator. 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 Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and the Caribbean), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a national bestseller. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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