Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Alligator by Lisa Moore

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Alligator by Lisa Moore

House of Anansi Press, 2005

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 contemporary St. John's, Newfoundland -- a city whose spiritual location is somewhere in Flannery O'Connor country.

Its denizens jostle each other in uneasy arabesques of desire, greed, lust, and ambition, while yearning for purity, depth, and redemption.

Lisa Moore's Open was a finalist for the 2002 Giller Prize and a national bestseller, and her work has also appeared in Canada's most prestigious literary magazines. She writes a biweekly column in the Globe and Mail and lives in St. John's with her husband and two children.