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Bark

stories

First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
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This edition was published in by Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books, A division of Random House LLC in New York.

Written in English

192 pages

In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, 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 hilarity and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In Foes, a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In The Juniper Tree, a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing The Star-Spangled Banner in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in Wings, we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians who neither held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead ends and the workings of regret.

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Cover of: Bark
Bark: stories
2015, Faber and Faber
in English
Cover of: Bark
Bark: stories
2014, Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books, A division of Random House LLC
in English - First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Cover of: Bark
Bark: stories
2014, Thorndike Press
in English - Large print edition.
Cover of: Bark
Bark: stories
2014, Faber & Faber
in English

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Bark

First published in 2014



Work Description

In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, 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 hilarity and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In "Foes," a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In "The Juniper Tree," a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in "Wings," we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians who neither held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead ends and the workings of regret.

Bark

stories

First Vintage Contemporaries edition.

This edition was published in by Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books, A division of Random House LLC in New York.


Edition Description

In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, 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 hilarity and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In Foes, a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In The Juniper Tree, a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing The Star-Spangled Banner in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in Wings, we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians who neither held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead ends and the workings of regret.

Table of Contents

Debarking
The juniper tree
Paper losses
Foes
Wings
Referential
Subject to search
Thank you for having me.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3563.O6225 A6 2014c

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28683697M
Internet Archive
barkstories0000moor_u5m0
ISBN 10
0307740862
ISBN 13
9780307740861, 9780385351713
LC Control Number
2013497353
OCLC/WorldCat
894149431

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