~by Lisa Moore
2002 Giller Prize Finalist
Lisa Moore's writing style, at least in this collection, is not for me. It is extremely "stream of conscious," and therefore is very often disjointed and confusing. At the same time, there were moments that were extraordinarily vivid and emotionally present. This collection of stories focuses around women living in or having some connection with the city of St. John's in Canada. Often they are struggling in their relationships with others as well as with themselves.
Stories in this volume: Melody; Mouths, Open; The Way the Light Is; Craving; Natural Parents; Close Your Eyes; Azalea; If You're There; The Stylist; Grace.