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Lorrie Moore’s latest novel is deeply troubling, but also consoling

A corpse comes back to life and goes on a road trip. Lorrie Moore’s powerful new novel leaves Philip Hensher shaken, troubled, but also consoled

24 June 2023

9:00 AM

24 June 2023

9:00 AM

I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home Lorrie Moore

Faber, pp.304, 16.99

Sometimes a novel’s means are so strange, however compelling its final effect on the reader, that a straightforward account of it will be most helpful. I’ve read, or part-read, this novel three times now. On the first reading I gave up, shaking my head. On the second I got to the end, but thought it absurdly wilful, self-absorbed and idiosyncratic to the point of whimsy.

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