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Making Light of Tragedy - Jessica Grant
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[SR: 439162], Paperback, [EAN: 9780889842533], Porcupine's Quill, Porcupine's Quill, Book, [PU: Porcupine's Quill], 2004-09-01, Porcupine's Quill, In her debut collection of stories, Jessica Grant displays a real gift for making light of tragedy. If that doesn't sound like much of a compliment, another way to phrase it might be making lightness from tragedy. A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, now based in Calgary (and a member along with Michael Winter, Lisa Moore, and others of St. John's remarkable Burning Rock writer's collective), Grant treats the disasters and mishaps that befall her characters not with ridicule but a wry sense of humour and a considerable amount of sympathy. That much is clear in "Cleave," the story that contains the title of Grant's book. One character, who is dressed for Halloween as Virginia Woolf, explains how two women in his office came to a meeting in the guise of "those conjoined twins from Iran." As you might expect, the costume is deemed to be in very poor taste. "The VP of distribution admonished the twins for making light of tragedy," writes Grant. The character later finds one of the women crying in the mezzanine, stroking the wigs. "But no one understands," she tells him. "I loved the conjoined twins from Iran. The night of their operation in Singapore, I kept vigil. When they died, a piece of me died too." Grant's characters often express their grief or heartbreak in unusual ways. In "Plow Man," a man channels his pain over the loss of his wife into a strange fixation with snow plows. In "My Husband's Jump"--the Journey Prize winner for the best Canadian short story of 2004--the wife of a famous ski jumper who inexplicably vanished in mid-air copes with her pain by finding God, a development she likens to inheriting a "very large Saint Bernard." ("What I would feed him?" she wonders. "Where would he sleep? Could he cure me of loneliness, bring me a hot beverage when I was sick?") Melancholy, gentle, and mildly surreal, the stories in Making Light of Tragedy rarely fail to impress. Only in the longer stories--"The Loss of Thalia" and "Milaken," each of which describes a thorny tangle of relationships from multiple points of view--do her ambitions nearly get the better of her. But even then, Grant is capable of creating moments of sudden grace and clarity, times when there's very little separating the tragic from the comic. --Jason Anderson, 236551011, Deals in Books, 236580011, All Deals, 236552011, Arts & Photography, 236553011, Biographies & Memoirs, 236554011, Business & Investing, 1259672011, Calendars, 236555011, Children's Books, 236556011, Comics & Graphic Novels, 236557011, Computers & Internet, 236558011, Cooking, Food & Wine, 236559011, Entertainment, 236560011, Gay & Lesbian, 267547011, Health, Mind & Body, 1259673011, History, 236561011, Home & Garden, 236562011, Literature & Fiction, 236563011, Mystery & Thrillers, 236564011, Nonfiction, 236565011, Outdoors & Nature, 236566011, Parenting & Families, 236567011, Reference, 236568011, Religion & Spirituality, 236569011, Romance, 236570011, Science, 236571011, Science Fiction & Fantasy, 1259674011, Sports, 236572011, Teens, 236573011, Travel, 1259623011, Livres Francophones, 1040638, Specialty Stores, 916520, Books, 2205888011, Custom Stores, 7187330011, Amazon Publishing, 13901671, Audiobooks, 14244971, Bargain Books, 13621591, Boxed Sets, 194725011, Canada Day Deals, 377366011, Christian Living Store, 263003011, For Dummies Store, 2354164011, Formats, 714830011, Kids & Family Store, 370821011, Qualifying Textbooks - Fall 2007, 1040638, Specialty Stores, 916520, Books, 1051298, Collections & Readers, 933410, Canadian, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 1051422, Short Stories, 933410, Canadian, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 933204, Anthologies, 933200, Short Stories & Anthologies, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 16170529011, Short Stories, 933200, Short Stories & Anthologies, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 2056047011, Literary, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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[SR: 2473894], Paperback, [EAN: 9780889842533], Porcupine's Quill Inc.,Canada, Porcupine's Quill Inc.,Canada, Book, [PU: Porcupine's Quill Inc.,Canada], 2004-09-15, Porcupine's Quill Inc.,Canada, Can a story be both a shrug and a prayer? Can it punch you in the arm because, hey, it is only joking, and the next minute fall at your feet, cling to your knees, beg you to listen? Sure. The stories in "Making Light of Tragedy" are arrogant and uncertain. (This is not a contradiction.) They make no apologies for poor taste, or the occasional rhyme, but they do make a few demands. These include: Let there be light. Let there be no more epigraphs. Let the ski jumper take off. Let him never ever land. Let us cut limbs, when necessary. And the word count too. Let this be true. Let one person speak the truth. Let Peter Mansbridge be the ghost of Christmas future. In this first collection by Journey Prize-winner Jessica Grant, you'll find twenty-three bite-sized stories, with guest appearances by Holt Renfrew's daughter, Chantal Hebert, Napoleon, the Management, the Senior Climatologist, the Dean of Humanity, Jon Bon Jovi, Virginia Woolf and God., 275380, Short Stories, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 590934, Literary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Making Light of Tragedy

Can a story be both a shrug and a prayer? Can it punch you in the arm because, hey, it is only "joking," and the next minute fall at your feet, cling to your knees, beg you to listen? Sure. The stories in "Making Light of Tragedy" are arrogant and uncertain. (This is not a contradiction.) They make no apologies for poor taste, or the occasional rhyme, but they do make a few demands. These include: Let there be light. Let there be no more epigraphs. Let the ski jumper take off. Let him never ever land. Let us cut limbs, when necessary. And the word count too. Let this be true. Let one person speak the truth. Let Peter Mansbridge be the ghost of Christmas future. In this first collection by Journey Prize-winner Jessica Grant, you'll find twenty-three bite-sized stories, with guest appearances by Holt Renfrew's daughter, Chantal HA(c)bert, Napoleon, the Management, the Senior Climatologist, the Dean of Humanity, Jon Bon Jovi, Virginia Woolf and God.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780889842533
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0889842531
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsjahr: 2004
Herausgeber: PORCUPINES QUILL
208 Seiten
Gewicht: 0,365 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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