jacks

By Anne Stone

jacks
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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


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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 the author of three novels: Delible (2007), Hush (1999) and jacks: a gothic gospel (1998). She is currently at work on a collection of short fiction. She spent her childhood in Toronto, lived in Montreal, and now makes her home in Vancouver, where she teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Capilano University.

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