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Sometimes one story is worth buying a whole book for. This is one of those times

A review of Bark, by Lorrie Moore and All the Rage, by A.L. Kennedy. Two terrific new collections

8 March 2014

9:00 AM

8 March 2014

9:00 AM

Bark Lorrie Moore

Faber, pp.208, £14.99, ISBN: 9780307594136

All the Rage A.L. Kennedy

Cape, pp.224, £16.99, ISBN: 9780224098434

Any new book by Lorrie Moore is a cause for rejoicing, but her first collection of short stories for 16 years demands bunting, revelry and tap-dancing. She is one of a handful or two of writers (I’d nominate Anne Tyler, William Trevor, Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro among the rest) whose work is always worth buying.

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