jacks

By Anne Stone

jacks
  • Currently 0 out of 5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thank you for rating this book!

You have already rated this book, you can only rate it once!

Your rating has been changed, thanks for rating!

Log in to rate this book.


Part fictional memoir, part fairy-tale, jacks is the story of Hermeline, a young girl whose fabulated world is an interlacing of myths, rhymes, incantations and memories, a thousand and one tales beneath whose surface lies the violence of childhood, forever lost in the brilliance ... Read more


Overview

Part fictional memoir, part fairy-tale, jacks is the story of Hermeline, a young girl whose fabulated world is an interlacing of myths, rhymes, incantations and memories, a thousand and one tales beneath whose surface lies the violence of childhood, forever lost in the brilliance of fiction. Like a disturbing and recurring dream, jacks will plunge you into the terror of language and myth.

jacks: a gothic gospel is the first novel by Montreal writer Anne Stone. It is a book sure to make a profound impression ó a powerful and moving novel unlike any other in Canadian literature, and one that you are not likely to forget.

 

Critical Comment

ì. ..an odd and energetic experiment. ... A brave, new book from a brave, new writer. ...î

ó Books in Canada

 

ìExperimental works [like] . .. jacks challenge the reader to think about narrative as more than just story-telling. î

ó Montreal Review of Books

 

Anne Stone

Anne Stone is a Montreal prose-writer. A selection of her writing appeared in the chapbook Sweet Dick All. She has performed her work at galleries and spoken word venues in and out of Montreal. jacks: a gothic gospel (DC Books, 1998) is her first novel.

Reader Reviews

Tell us what you think!

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.