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Racket
New Writing Made in Newfoundland
Edited by: Lisa Moore
9781550816099 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Anthologies Newfoundland & Labrador Sep 30, 2015
$19.95 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.5 in 240 pages Breakwater Books Ltd.
 
Voted Best Cover of 2015, People’s Choice Awards The Overcast 2015, Winner Best Atlantic-Published Book Award 2016, Runner-up
In Racket, editor and acclaimed fiction writer Lisa Moore introduces us to ten of the most exciting new writers currently at work in Newfoundland. Featuring a diverse range of previously unpublished short stories, this unique anthology showcases a generation of voices soon to emerge as the next great wave of Newfoundland writers.

Lisa Moore has written two collections of stories, Degrees of Nakedness and Open, as well as a novel, Alligator. Open and Alligator were both nominated for the Giller Prize. Alligator won the Commonwealth Prize for the Canadian Caribbean Region and the ReLit Award, and Open won the Canadian Authors' Association Jubilee Prize for Short Fiction. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She also studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she became a member of The Burning Rock Collective, a group of St. John's writers.

"With a cover design modelled after the Purity Hard Bread label, “Racket” promises to be a satisfying package. There are unifying themes — love, family — but these are handled with rich diversity.” - The Telegram

"Matthew Lewis, who kicks off [Racket], is a stylist: he wields words in a way you’ve never read, and it marks him not as an exciting new voice, but one of the most exciting writers in town, period.” - The Overcast

“Racket of riotous and remarkable voices.” “Be warned, reader, these stories aren’t a fun jaunt into short fiction. They will challenge and tease you, and the characters will stick with you long past the last page.” - - Kim Hart Macneill, Atlantic Books Today

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