Lisa Moore is the author of two collections of stories and four novels. Her most recent book is a young- adult novel called Flannery. She teaches creative writing at Memorial University and is the editor of the short story anthology Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland. Her most recent short story appears in the anthology The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Short Fiction, edited by Larry Mathews.
A photograph of Margaret Gibson taken by John Reeves appears in her story collection Desert Thirst, published in 1997. It is an arresting image for many reasons. The photograph is an extreme close-up, sharply focused, of a mature, unsmiling . . .