Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Jayne 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.

Buy Black Tickets book by Jayne Anne Phillips from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780375727351
ISBN-10: 0375727353
Format: Paperback / softback
(205mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Black Tickets book by Jayne Anne Phillips and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


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."

Books By Author Jayne Anne Phillips

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips

Quiet Dell

Paperback, April 2015
$22.49
Scottsboro by Jayne Anne Phillips

Scottsboro

Paperback, January 2015
$17.99
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips

Lark and Termite

Paperback, March 2010
$16.89
Motherkind by Jayne Anne Phillips

Motherkind

Paperback, April 2001
$17.99