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'"Watch out for the mosquitoes," they called to one another, lyrically because warning wasn't any use anyway, as they walked out of their kimonos and dropped them like the petals of one big scattered flower on the bank behind them, and exposing themselves felt in a hundred places at once the little pangs.'Moon Lake is the story of a summer camp in Mississippi, a surly life'"Watch out for the mosquitoes," they called to one another, lyrically because warning wasn't any use anyway, as they walked out of their kimonos and dropped them like the petals of one big scattered flower on the bank behind them, and exposing themselves felt in a hundred places at once the little pangs.'Moon Lake is the story of a summer camp in Mississippi, a surly lifeguard, a rebellious orphan girl, and the fateful day when they learn the secrets of life and death. Pulitzer Prize-winner Eudora Welty's extraordinary short story is a lushly atmospheric and acutely observed portrayal of the strange, surreal time between childhood and adulthood....

Title : Moon Lake
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ISBN : 9780141196275
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 66 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Moon Lake Reviews

  • Nadia Ghanem
    2018-09-20 16:29

    I don't think I've read anything that comes close to the world Eudora Welty captures, or to the language she uses to paint it.Moon Lake is filled with sparkling colours, tenderness, sensuality, but also with shadows, cast by the weight of individual and collective tragedies, and the intensity of the silence that envelops them.In such a short space, Welty creates a remarkable balance between not only what makes the best and the worst in our lives, but also shows how short is the distance between these two fundamental experiences.Moon Lake is set in summer. A group of children half made of local kids and half of the county orphans are taken to camp at the local lake called 'moon lake' for a week.Welty follows the group-dynamics of children and adults, and focuses on three girls that become close until the last day of their stay during which something almost fatal happens to one of the girls.Her description of water and of the quality of the night in this were mesmerizing.

  • Danielle
    2018-10-08 20:47

    My love for Eudora Welty is endless.

  • Neelam Babul
    2018-09-30 17:47

    This is a short story about a group of young girls and a lifeguard at a summer camp. A tragedy soon strikes them and startles them. The story is full of strong emotions and intense drama but somehow this book seemed a little tedious for me to read. There were bits I understood and really liked but at other times I could not concentrate or get into the plot as much as I would have liked. Despite reading the story three times, I still feel like I have not understood the story quite well. Compared to the author's other stories, this one is a little difficult to comprehend.

  • Joy Stephenson
    2018-09-25 21:49

    This is a short story, set in the early 20th century in America, about a girls' summer camp by a lake. For the most part this is a descriptive tale and enjoyable for its well-drawn characters and setting; you feel you are there. Suddenly at the very end there is a dramatic event, (view spoiler)[ a child comes close to death through drowning (hide spoiler)] and this feels at odds with the tone of the rest of the book.

  • Ryan
    2018-10-05 15:35

    This is a very impressive short story, definitely worth coming back to after mulling it over a bit. The setting of a camp for orphan girls in the south is extremely well presented. Calling it a rich tapestry would be a little much, but it immediately captures a certain mood and perspective.Definitely a good read.

  • Theobaldino
    2018-10-16 21:35

    Un oeil aiguisé (Eudora Welty était journaliste) posé avec compassion sur des personnages que vous avez l'impression d'avoir toujours connu mais dont vous semblez découvrir un peu plus à chaque page. Magnifique.

  • Malvina
    2018-09-29 19:48

    The prose in this novella is lush and gorgeous, slightly at odds with the Gothic-ness and foreboding hanging over the story. I guessed what would happen at one point, but didn't foresee the shocking reactions of the other characters - or the eventual ending! Very atmospheric.

  • Lizzie
    2018-09-22 15:28

    Listed in Jo Ann Beard's "suggestions for further reading" at the back ofIn Zanesville .

  • Fred Voon
    2018-09-30 22:30

    I was a little lost in this, and it was very lost on me.

  • Sarah Mitchell-Jackson
    2018-09-28 17:47

    Like any good shorter story, Moon Lake reads like poetry.

  • Stephen Theaker
    2018-10-14 22:32

    Spoilt by its racism.