By (author) Jayne Anne Phillips
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Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips
Book DescriptionJayne Anne Phillips's reputation-making debut collection paved the way for a new generation of writers. Raved about by reviewers and embraced by the likes of Raymond Carver, Frank Conroy, Annie Dillard, and Nadine Gordimer, Black Tickets" "now stands as a classic. With an uncanny ability to depict the lives of men and women who rarely register in our literature, Phillips writes stories that lay bare their suffering and joy. Here are the abused and the abandoned, the violent and the passive, the impoverished and the disenfranchised who populate the small towns and rural byways of the country. A patron of the arts reserves his fondest feeling for the one man who wants it least. A stripper, the daughter of a witch, escapes from poverty into another kind of violence. A young girl during the Depression is caught between the love of her crazy father and the no less powerful love of her sorrowful mother. These are great American stories that have earned a privileged place in our literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375727351
Paperback / softback
(205mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jayne Anne Phillips
Quiet Dell, Paperback (April 2015)
Asta Eicher, a lonely widow with three children, is thrilled when Harry Powers asks her to marry him, and agrees to travel with him to West Virginia. She and her children are never seen alive again. Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, is sent to cover their disappearance.
Scottsboro, Paperback (January 2015)
A novel inspired by the shocking true story of the Scottsboro boys, whose legacy has shaped the course of modern American history.
Lark and Termite, Paperback (March 2010)
Lark and her brother, Termite, who is unable to walk or talk but is deeply loved by his family. The two are raised by their aunt Nonie in place of Lola, their mother, and Termite's father, Corporal Robert Leavitt, who is caught up in the chaos of the Korean War.
Motherkind, Paperback (April 2001)» View all books by Jayne Anne Phillips
Kate, whose care for her terminally ill mother coincides with the birth of her first child in the early months of a young marriage, must, in a single year, come to terms with radiant beginnings and profound loss. This novel explores the spiritual education at the heart of that fundamental transition: the child becoming the caretaker of the parent.
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Author Biography - Jayne Anne Phillips
Jayne Anne Phillips was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She is the author of three novels, " MotherKind" (2000), " Shelter" (1994) and" Machine Dreams" (1984")," and two collections of widely anthologized stories, " Fast Lanes (1987)" and" Black Tickets (1979)." She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship. She has been awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction (1980) and an Academy Award in Literature (1997) by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, and has appeared in" Granta, Harper s, DoubleTake, " and" The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction." She is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. Her new novel, " Lark and Termite," is forthcoming from Knopf."
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