Hyperlocal: Lisa Moore on prostitution on her street

Lisa Moore wrote about neighbourhood change in St. John's Newfoundland for our Hyperlocal project in

Lisa Moore wrote about neighbourhood change in St. John's Newfoundland for our Hyperlocal project in "Traffic".

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A wise woman once said that the key to change is to let go of fear. Which is fine, unless that same change brings with it things both unsavoury and unsettling.

Newfoundland novelist Lisa Moore discovered the downside of prosperity, when change crept onto her once sleepy street in a St John's neighbourhood.  

CBC Radio's Canada Writes and The Sunday Edition, in collaboration with the National Film Board,  have commissioned some of the country's best writers to explore the idea of home and neighbourhood in a new interactive series, Hyperlocal.
 
Lisa Moore is the author of the award-winning novels February and Alligator, and the short-story collections Degrees of Nakedness and Open.
 
February was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won CBC's 2013 Canada Reads competition. Her new novel, Caught, will be out in June. 

Listen to her essay for Hyperlocal, Traffic, and then head over to the Hyperlocal site to check out an NFB Interactive version of that essay, explore other authors' stories and submit your own.
 
We'll be featuring more writers' stories in the coming weeks.  

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