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Gate At the Stairs

Moore, Lorrie

Edité par Knopf, NY, 2009
ISBN 10: 0375409289 / ISBN 13: 9780375409288
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Titre : Gate At the Stairs

Éditeur : Knopf, NY

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : As New

Etat de la jaquette : As New Unclipped

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

Type de livre : Book

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A bright, tight edition legibly signed by the author on the title page. DJ uncut; clean & colorful. Text firmly bound w/unmarked pages throughout. N° de réf. du libraire WS10553

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Synopsis : In her best-selling story collection, Birds of America (?[it] will stand by itself as one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability? ?James McManus, front page of The New York Times Book Review), Lorrie Moore wrote about the disconnect between men and women, about the precariousness of women on the edge, and about loneliness and loss.

Now, in her dazzling new novel?her first in more than a decade?Moore turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blind-sidedness of war, and the recklessness thrust on others in the name of love.

As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer?his ?Keltjin potatoes? are justifiably famous?has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir.

Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny.

The family she works for seems both mysterious and glamorous to her, and although Tassie had once found children boring, she comes to care for, and to protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own.

As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed.

This long-awaited new novel by one of the most heralded writers of the past two decades is lyrical, funny, moving, and devastating; Lorrie Moore?s most ambitious book to date?textured, beguiling, and wise.

Critique: Amazon Best of the Month, September 2009: Lorrie Moore's people are jokesters, wisenheimers. They hold the world, and the language used to describe it, a little off to the side, where they can turn it around and, if not figure it out, at least find something funny to say about it, which, often, is not quite enough. It's been 11 years since her last book, 15 since her last novel, but A Gate at the Stairs is vintage Moore: brittly witty and lurkingly dark, the portrait of a Midwest college town through the eyes of Tassie Keltjin, a student from the country whose mind has been lit up by learning but who spends nearly all this story out of class, as a nanny for a couple who have adopted a toddler. Tassie's a bit of a toddler herself (and an ideal narrator because of it), testing the world as if through her teeth, and she finds the world stranger and more deeply wounded the more she learns of it. Her investigations make A Gate at the Stairs sad, hilarious, and thrillingly necessary. --Tom Nissley

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