Jigs & Reels
Book Summary of Jigs & Reels
Suburban witches, defiant old ladies, ageing monsters, suicidal Lottery winners, wolf men, dolphin women and middleaged manufacturers of erotic leatherwear: in these twentytwo short stories from the author of Holy Fools and Five Quarters of the Orange, the miraculous goes handinhand with the mundane, the sour with the sweet, and the beautiful, the grotesque, the seductive and the disturbing are never more than one step away.
Jigs & Reels is Joanne Harris’s first collection of short stories. As she says in her foreword, a good short story can startle, ignite, and illuminate...giving you vivid, anarchic glimpses into different worlds, different people. Here, she proves she is as good as her word by creating an eclectic selection of tales for our times that will delight, surprise, entertain and horrify in equal measure. Sly, funny, sometimes provocative but always personal, Jigs & Reels shows a side to Joanne Harris you have never seen before. So go on, be tempted. After all, it's only dancing.
About the Author
Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbreadshortlisted Chocolat (made into a major film starring Juliette Binoche), Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Jigs & Reels, Sleep Pale Sister, Gentlemen & Players and, with Fran Warde, The French Kitchen: A Cookbook and The French Market: More Recipes from a French Kitchen. She lives in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, with her husband and daughter.
Details of Book: Jigs & Reels (BSID:2892)
|Book||Jigs & Reels|
|Number of Pages||304|
|Dimensions||7.8 x 5 x 0.67 inches|
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These short stories suffer from being rather unsubtle and predictable: almost all of them end with an anvilicious â??twistâ? or â??punchlineâ?â??in fact, two of them end with the exact same â??did you see what I did there?â? move. (The horribly shallow subject of the taleâ??is actually a child! What a sad com...
i like Harris, but this collection of short stories seemed particularly forced. She writes about food and families and secrets best, and she should've stuck to that. Instead, half these stories read like freshman-year sci-fi, and the other half are the same story! She has two almost identical sto...
I found this collection of short stories immensely readable but that's not to say that I thought it was good. Joanne Harries tries hard (I think TOO hard) to put in a twist in each story and while sometimes I thought this was ok - it was predictable but enjoyable in Class of '81 and Hello, Goodby...
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This is what stands on the cover of the book:"Suburban witches, defiant old ladies, ageing monsters, suicidal Lottery winners, wolf men, dolphin women and middle-aged manufacturers of erotic leatherwear. In these twenty-two short stories from the author of HOLY FOOLS and FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORAN...
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