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A gate at the stairs

by Lorrie Moore

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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Large type books

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Lorrie Moore.
    SeriesThorndike Press large print core
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.O6225 G37 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23724876M
    ISBN 101410421899
    ISBN 109781410421890
    LC Control Number2009034718

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    A Gate at the Stairs is Moore's first novel in 15 years, which means a whole generation of readers has grown up thinking of her only as one of the country's best short-story writers. Get ready to expand your sense of what she—and a novel—can do what's so endearing is Moore's ability to tempt us with humor into the surreal boundaries of. September Amy Hanridge fiction A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. The jacket copy of Lorrie Moore's new novel, A Gate At the Stairs, declares that the story is about a young woman "coming of age."While not incorrect, branding A Gate At the Stairs a coming-of-age novel, at the very least, does not do it full justice. First of all, this is the first book by Moore in ten years.

      A Gate at the Stairs A Novel (Book): Moore, Lorrie: Set just after the events of September , Tassie Keltjin is a twenty-year-old making her way in a new world and coming of age. Illustrates the heart of racism, the shock of war, and the carelessness perpetuated against others . A Gate at the Stairs. A Novel. By: Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her - the legend of the tiger’s wife.


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When she takes a job as a part-time nanny for a mysterious and glamorous family, she finds herself drawn deeper into their world and forever changed. Told through the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate at the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, class, love, and war in America.3/5().

Tassie is a wonderfully touching character you come to love and admire; she's a twenty year old who, while being somewhat naive with guys, is also surprisingly. A Gate at the Stairs is The new York Times' One Of The Best Books Of The Year winners as well as various other literary awards and nominations/5.

The gate at one set of stairs is there supposedly to guard a baby who has multiple identities (birth, race, gender) at least three different names and four competing `mothers'. The novel is not perfect: the Wednesday meetings lost their edge and became quickly repetitive (but perhaps that's the point).3/5().

Told through the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate at the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, class, love, and war in America/5(). When she takes a job as a part-time nanny for a mysterious and glamorous family, she finds herself drawn deeper into their world and forever changed.

Told through the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate at the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, class, love, and war in America. About A Gate at the Stairs. A Gate at the Stairs is a novel by American author Lorie Moore. Moore became known for her short story collections Self-Help and Birds of America, her dry and oftentimes dark wit lending her writing a distinctive sense of humor.

The title of Lorrie Moore’s heartbreaking new novel, “A Gate at the Stairs,” comes from a song that her heroine, a college student and sometime musician, writes: Did you take off for Heaven.

On first reading A Gate at the Stairs, one can become not frustrated, exactly, but impatient with Moore's determinedly lackadaisical way of proceeding. Second time around, when you know. About This Guide The questions, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group's discussion of A Gate at the Stairs, the powerful, poignant, and laugh-out-loud story of a young woman's coming of age in the Midwest in the unsettling aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September and America's buildup to war.

A Gate at the Stairs, Moore’s first book in eleven years, is set in a Midwestern university community in the months following 9/Author: Maud Newton. 6. Does A Gate at the Stairs accurately reflect the persistence of racism in America. What do the comments and encounters sprinkled throughout in the novel (pp.

80,) show about the various forms racism takes in our society. Excerpt: 'A Gate At The Stairs' September 4, • In Lorrie Moore's latest novel, A Gate At The Stairs, Moore puts her worldly, penetrating prose and sly observations on life into the voice of. The questions, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group's discussion of A Gate at the Stairs, the powerful, poignant, and laugh-out-loud story of a young woman's coming of age in the Midwest in the unsettling aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September and America's buildup.

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore is one of the most acclaimed novels of the year from one of America's most brilliant writers/5(). “A Gate at the Stairs” is more expansive than either of her two previous novels, the slender, Nabokovian “Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?” and the.

A Gate at the Stairs. By Lorrie Moore (Alfred A. Knopf; pages; $)Lorrie Moore's fans have been waiting with high expectations for "A Gate at the Stairs," her first published book. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore With America quietly gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, a half-Jewish farmers daughter from the plains of the Midwest, has come to university - escaping her provincial home to encounter the complex world of culture and politics.

When she takes a job as a part-time nanny to a couple who seem at once mysterious and Book Edition:   Told through the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate at the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, class, love, and war in America. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Moore (Anagrams) knits together the shadow of 9/11 and a young girl's bumpy coming-of-age in this luminous, heart-wrenchingly wry novel the author's first in 15 years/5(47).

Told through the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate at the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, class, love, and war in America.

A Gate at the Stairs is a novel by American fiction writer Lorrie Moore. It was published by Random House in The novel won 's "best of the month" designation and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Lorrie Moore's ability to blend quick wit and hilarious observations of current trends with moving portraits of people struggling with loneliness, confusion, and the desire for love has made her one of the most admired writers of our time. Capturing the mood of post-9/11 America with astonishing deftness and precision, A Gate at the Stairs showcases Moore at the height of her powers.A Gate at the Stairs A Novel (Book): Moore, Lorrie: 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.

A GATE AT THE STAIRS by The book is split into three sections, including a first one which alternates chapters between the time of Ellie’s disappearance and the present and a second section that begins as Laurel and Floyd meet. Both of these sections primarily focus on Laurel.