Loose in the Bright Fantastic


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Frayed Edge Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.48 inches | 0.59 pounds

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About the Author

E. B. Moore is a metal sculptor turned poet and novelist. She grew up in a Pennsylvania fieldstone farmhouse, moved to the Boston area, and finally found a sense of home in a South End townhouse and later a loft in Cambridge. In the middle of raising her family, her mother moved in following unsuccessful brain surgery. The family coped by finding the lighter side of outlandish happenings over the eight years they lived together; these experiences partly served as the basis for writing Loose in the Bright Fantastic. E. B. Moore is also the author of the poetry chapbook New Eden, A Legacy (Finishing Line Press, 2009) and the novels An Unseemly Wife (NAL/Penguin 2014) and Stones in the Road (NAL/Penguin/Random House, 2015). She is the mother of three, the grandmother of five, and currently lives with her partner in Scarborough, Maine.


"As EB Moore's spirited protagonist hurtles through the city of Boston in her confusion between present and past, we witness her family's desperate search for her and their own painful journey through denial, worry, and regret. With great tenderness, humor, and vibrant prose, Loose in the Bright Fantastic is a wild ride as we follow one woman's search for freedom and autonomy, no matter the mental and physical struggles that bind her."--Michelle Hoover, author of Bottomland

"EB Moore's lyrical prose shines in this beautiful story of aging and memories-those we keep and those that jiggle loose. In Maggie, we find a matriarch both stubborn and tender, determined as ever to do things her own way. Her adventure through Boston is hilarious, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful. A fine, satisfying read!"--Juliette Fay, author of Catch Us When We Fall and The Tumbling Turner Sisters

"Moore combines the seemingly impossible-dazzling page-turning prose, soaring creativity, and a merciful eye for the truth. She upends the expected story of a failing mind, gifting us with Maggie, a woman who never gives up her potent core of vibrancy and finds one more magnificent adventure."- Randy Susan Meyers, author of Waisted