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Two Boys – Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is an internationally recognised American short story writer and novelist. Her first collection was Self-Help published in 1985. This story comes from the collection Like Life. There is a write-up about the collection here and an excerpt from the story.

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“A wonderfully candid view of one woman’s relationship with two very different men. One is married and free-wheeling, the other available but intense. The narrator, Mary, refers to them  as One and Two throughout – we don’t need to know their real names, this isn’t about them, it’s about Mary – and ponders on an imaginary dream combination to make up Three. Full of delightfully phrased prose and steeped in misgivings, what-could-be’s and resigned realisation, this is trademark Lorrie Moore at her best.”

The SHORT TALE Review 2016

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