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Like Life (1990) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Lorrie Moore's characters stumble through their daily existence. These men and women, unsettled and adrift and often frightened, can't quite understand how they arrived at their present situations.

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Original title: Like Life
Alternative titles: Like Life: Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Like Life

Like Life (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Wondrously witty...With gallows humor and unfailing understanding, Moore evokes her characters' quiet desperation and valiant searches for significance." Publishers Weekly
  • "Although the stories in Like Life are as funny and archly observant as those in Ms. Moore's earlier collection, they are also softer, wiser, more minor-key...The results are richer, more ambitious stories...moving examinations of lives in transition." The New York Times
  • "Moore's best book...Displays an impressive range of voice and tone and a punning, exuberant humor." Washington Post Book World
  • "While Like Life boasts the verbal acrobatics and gallows humor of Self-Help, it contains a moving emotionality that was previously banned...Filled with lovely, almost surreal descriptions." The Boston Globe
  • "A brilliant collection...The funny and the tragic dovetail with precision and poignancy" The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "Hilarious and generous and true. Moore's work continues to astound." Newsday
  • "Affecting and beautifully written...Moore's keenly detailed language and unfailing generosity of spirit are irresistible." San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Insightful and moving...A rewarding, even exhilarating book." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Moore's brilliant and ever-expanding body of work suggests there are few enduring pleasures left to us, not least of which are laughing, weeping, and marveling at the countless ways we stumbled through." The Village Voice
  • "Lorrie Moore is a dazzler...She mixes comedy and sadness, wisecracks and poignancy." Chicago Tribune
  • "Moore dances around the edges of broken relationships with a delicacy that expresses both despair, acceptance, and a fledging resilience to try again...These are stories that bear rereading." Library Journal
  • "Taut, subversive tales...fueled by a sensibility as dark as Margaret Atwood's." The Christian Science Monitor
  • "The best American writer of her generation." The Sunday Times (London)
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Like Life (September 3, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780375719165
Dimensions: 5.28 x 8.02 x .51
Pages: 192

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