Bark: Stories

Moore, Lorrie

| 2014

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A new collection of stories by one of America s most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since "Birds of America "( Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial . . . Will stand by itself as one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability. "The New York Times Book Review, "cover). These eight masterly stories reveal Lorrie Moore at her most mature and in a perfect configuration of craft, mind, and bewitched spirit, as she explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom. In Debarking, a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see in all its irresistible wit and darkness the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake . . . In Foes, a political argument...

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