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Alligator

Lisa Moore

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ISBN : 9780887847554
Paperback
288 pages
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Lisa Moores Alligator gives dramatic birth to a new kind of fiction: North Atlantic Gothic. The story moves with the swiftness of a gator in attack mode through the lives of a group of brilliantly rendered characters in contemporary St. Johns,MoreLisa Moores Alligator gives dramatic birth to a new kind of fiction: North Atlantic Gothic. The story moves with the swiftness of a gator in attack mode through the lives of a group of brilliantly rendered characters in contemporary St. Johns, Newfoundland-- a city whose spiritual location is somewhere in the heart of Flannery OConnor country. Its denizens jostle each other in uneasy arabesques of desire, greed, lust, and ambition, juxtaposed with a yearning for purity, depth, and redemption. Meet Madeleine, the driven aging 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- and Colleen, at seventeen a hard-edged female Holden Caulfield, drawn inexorably to the places where alligators thrive. In these pages humanity is a bizarre combination of the reptilian and the saintly. Listen to its heartbeat, and be moved -- and delighted.