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Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of February, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, selected as one of The New Yorker's Best Books of the Year, was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book and winner of Canada Reads 2013. Her short story collection Open was a finalist for the Giller Prize, as was her first novel Alligator, which went on to win the Commonwealth Fiction Prize for Canada and the Caribbean, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Slaney lay there, flat on his back, chest hammering, looking at the stars. It was as far as he had been from the Springfield penitentiary since the doors of that institution admitted him four years before. It was not far enough. He heaved himself off the ground and started running. It's June 1978 and David Slaney can be sure of only one thing. He can't get caught. Not this time. He's escaped from prison, needs to make good on the drug heist that went wrong, win back the woman he loves and buy himself a new life. First, though, he must travel across a vast country of watchful eyes, booby traps and friends who could be foes - he can't trust anyone, it turns out. And then on to Columbia, where the real test begins. With bravado and the exuberant folly of youth, Slaney embarks on a road trip that will take him from the seedy motels of Nova Scotia to a beach party in Columbia, navigating bad weather and a ferocious storm at sea, undercover cops and gun-toting drug barons. In elegant, forensic prose and a fierce, dry humour, Lisa Moore tightens the net around Slaney in a suspenseful and compulsive adventure story.
Winner, Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award Winner, Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction Longlisted, Scotiabank Giller Prize Lisa Moore's work is passionate, gritty, lucid, and beautiful. She has a great gift. - Anne Enright, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Gathering Internationally celebrated as one of literature's most gifted stylists, Lisa Moore returns with her second story collection, a soaring chorus of voices, dreams, loves, and lives. Taking us from the Fjord of Eternity to the streets of St. John's and the swamps of Orlando, these stories show us the timeless, the tragic, and the miraculous hidden in the underbelly of our everyday lives. A missing rock god may have jumped a cruise ship - in the Arctic. A grieving young woman may live next to a serial rapist. A man's last day on Earth replays in the minds of others in a furiously sensual, heartrending fugue. Something for Everyone is Moore at the peak of her prowess - she seems bent on nothing less than rewiring the circuitry of the short story itself.
This book is a comprehensive and easily accessible reference for physicians caring for pregnant women with diabetes. Covering patients with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, this handbook offers guidance on the different methods of treatment necessary for each population. Chapters cover the entire scope of patient care, including: diagnosis, patient education, dietary recommendations, medications, management during labor, potential fetal complications, and postpartum management. Obstetricians, gynecologists, primary care physicians, and residents will use this text to quickly answer any question they have on diabetes and pregnancy.
Seit sie denken kann, ist die sechzehnjahrige Flannery in Tyrone verliebt. Aber wann genau ist aus ihrem Sandkastenfreund ein Rebell und der coolste Junge der Schule geworden? Flannery, die sich oft in den Erinnerungen daran verliert, wie einfach fruher alles war, beobachtet mit Erstaunen, wie die Welt um sie herum immer schneller kreist. Doch dann kommt ihr fur ein Schulprojekt eine folgenreiche Geschaftsidee: Sie fertigt Liebestranke fur die Mitschuler an - und ein regelrechter Hype wird ausgelost. Plotzlich geht das Gerucht um, dass die bunten Mixturen tatsachlich wirken ...Das erste Jugendbuch der Booker-Prize-Kandidatin Lisa Moore: Ein ebenso kluger wie komischer Roman uber die Suche nach dem Gluck, der voller kleiner und groer Weisheiten steckt.Presse uber Lisa Moores Im Rachen des Aligators und Der leichteste Fehler: "e;Lisa Moore erzahlt in einer eindringlichen, sanft schwingenden, kuhl reduzierten Sprache ... Ein klug arrangierte(s) Spiel mit wechselnden Perspektiven."e; Kulturspiegel"e;Lisa Moore arbeitet impressionistisch."e; FAZ"e;Lisa Moores Sprache halt mit fotografisch anmutender Prazision Wahrnehmungssplitter fest."e; Suddeutsche Zeitung
In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sinks off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine's night storm. Helen O'Mara, pregnant with her fourth child, receives a call telling her that her husband, Cal, has drowned. A quarter of a century later, Helen is woken by another phone call. It is her wayward son, John, calling from another time zone to tell her that he has made a girl pregnant and he wants Helen to decide what to do. As John grapples with what it might mean to be a father, Helen realises that she must shake off her decades of mourning in order to help. With grace and precision and an astonishing ability to render the precise details of her characters' physical and emotional worlds, Lisa Moore reveals the story that unfurls around those two moments.
Lisa Moore's Alligator moves with the swiftness of a gator in attack mode through the lives of a group of brilliantly rendered characters in a city whose spiritual location is somewhere in the heart of Flannery O'Connor country. Madeleine, the driven, ageing filmmaker whose mission is to complete a Bergmanesque magnum opus before she dies Frank, a young man of innocence and determination whose life is a strange anthology of unpredictable dangers Valentin, the sociopathic Russian refugee whose predatory tendencies threaten everyone he encounters Colleen, at seventeen, a hard-edged female Holden Caulfield, drawn inexorably to the places where alligators thrive.