The classic, often-humorous, and lyrical short story from literary giant Lorrie Moore’s much-celebrated third collection of stories, Birds of America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.
In a comically disappointing attempt to revive their marriage, a seasoned couple moves into what appears to be a charming farmhouse near a nature conservatory and a zoo. But, not so. There, Ruth must desperately crusade against infestations of raccoons, crows, and teenagers that plague her new home.
Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the recipient of the Irish Times International Prize for Literature and a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award and… More about Lorrie Moore