The Pre-War House and Other Stories by Alison Moore

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The ruthless manipulation of detail and design is essential to Moore's achievement, but it runs the risk of becoming oppressively formulaic, or even claustrophobic.
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The Pre-War House and Other Stories is the debut collection from Alison Moore, whose first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Specsavers National Book Awards 2012. The stories collected here range from her first published short story (which appeared in a small journal in 2000) to new and recently published work. Moore's stories have been shortlisted for more than a dozen different awards, including the Bridport Prize, the Fish Prize, the Lightship Flash Fiction Prize, the Manchester Fiction Prize and the Nottingham Short Story Competition.
 

About Alison Moore

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Alison Moore teaches fiction writing in the University of Arizona's Creative Writing Program. She is also the publications director for ArtsReach, a non-profit agency that teaches creative writing to Native American children. Moore has written the novel Synonym for Love and several short fiction pieces that have been included in her collection, Small Spaces Between Emergencies. Her writing has also appeared in Ms. Story, Southwest Stories and The North American Review. Moore is the recipient of a 1993 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and was awarded the Martindale Literary Prize in Arizona.
 
Published July 3, 2018 by Biblioasis. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on May 15 2018

As they navigate their lives, Moore slowly unearths their essential fears, regrets, and unmet desires, producing a subdued and beautiful feeling of yearning that leaves the reader ruminating long after the final page. A masterful collection.

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Above average
Reviewed by Dinah Birch on May 17 2013

The ruthless manipulation of detail and design is essential to Moore's achievement, but it runs the risk of becoming oppressively formulaic, or even claustrophobic.

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