book cover of Alligator
Added by 1 of our members

Alligator

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Lisa Moore's Alligator

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2005 : Canada Hardback
thumb

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 0-88784-195-3 / 978-0-88784-195-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

2005 : Canada Paperback
thumb

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-77089-416-0 / 978-1-77089-416-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2007 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-84408-130-3 / 978-1-84408-130-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 2006 : USA Paperback
thumb

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2006 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-84408-129-X / 978-1-84408-129-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


June 2006 : Canada Paperback
thumb

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 0-88784-755-2 / 978-0-88784-755-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
thumb

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
ISBN: 1-5226-3517-3 / 978-1-5226-3517-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Alligator: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Moore
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Alligator: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Moore
Publisher: Black Cat
Availability: Amazon   


September 2005 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Alligator
Author(s): Lisa Moore
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA