Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Lisa Moore's wickedly fresh first novel - a Canadian best seller, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canadian and Caribbean region), and a Globe and Mail Book of the Year - moves with the swiftness of an alligator in attack mode through the lives of a group of brilliantly rendered characters mingling in contemporary St. John's, Newfoundland. St. John's is a city whose spiritual location is somewhere in the heart of Flannery O'Connor country. Its denizens jostle one another in uneasy arabesques of desire, greed, and ambition, juxtaposed with a yearning for purity, depth, and redemption. Colleen is a seventeen-year-old would-be ecoterrorist, drawn inexorably to the places where alligators thrive. Her mother, Beverly, is cloaked in grief after the death of her husband. Beverly's sister, Madeleine, is a driven, aging filmmaker who obsesses over completing her magnum opus before she dies. And Frank, a young man whose life is a strange anthology of unpredictable dangers, is desperate to protect his hot-dog stand from sociopathic Russian sailor Valentin, whose predatory tendencies threaten everyone he encounters. Alligator is a remarkable book, a suspenseful, heartfelt, and sexy story that examines the ruthlessly reptilian and painfully human sides of all of us.


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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : USA Library Binding

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-4177-6639-5 / 978-1-4177-6639-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 2005 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 0-88784-195-3 / 978-0-88784-195-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi
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Paperback Editions

2005 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-77089-416-0 / 978-1-77089-416-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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May 2013 : Canada Paperback

Title: Alligator (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-4596-6435-3 / 978-1-4596-6435-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-84408-130-3 / 978-1-84408-130-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alligator: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 0-8021-7025-0 / 978-0-8021-7025-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-84408-129-X / 978-1-84408-129-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 2006 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 0-88784-755-2 / 978-0-88784-755-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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May 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Aw
ISBN: 0-201-82298-9 / 978-0-201-82298-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman Inc ELT
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May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-5226-3517-3 / 978-1-5226-3517-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alligator: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Moore
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alligator: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Moore
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Alligator: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Moore
Publisher: Black Cat
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September 2005 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA