7.27.2018

20 for 2018: Birds of America: Stories

Holy shit. Lorrie Moore.


Why I chose it

I have no memory. I'm pretty sure that I saw Lorrie Moore in some "best of" short stories list or something and jotted her name down. I understand that I am embarrassingly late to knowing her - forgive me - and since I read Birds of America, I also crushed Bark and Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? out of pure love.

My stolen summary

From The New York Times: "Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial, Moore's sentences hold, even startle, us as they glide beneath the radar of ideological theories of behavior to evoke the messy, god-awful behavior itself." Omg. Yessss.

Pros
Cons
  • None. And if anyone says there are, I will CUT them

Buy/Borrow/Bail?

Buy, girl. BUY.