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A Gate at the Stairs, By Lorrie Moore, Faber, €20.40

26th September, 2009

A Gate at the Stairs, By Lorrie Moore, Faber, €20.40

Even though she is better known for her short stories - including her last collection from 1998, Birds of America - a new novel by American author Lorrie Moore is an event in any book lover’s calendar, and A Gate at the Stairs, a bildungsroman about a 20-yearold mid-westerner, does not disappoint.

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