Jigs & reels
Take your partners please. Suburban witches, defiant old ladies, ageing monsters, suicidal Lottery winners, wolf men, dolphin women and middle-aged manufacturers of erotic leatherwear. In these twenty-two short stories from the author of HOLY FOOLS and FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORANGE, the miraculous goes hand-inhand with the mundane, the sour with the sweet, and the beautiful, the grotesque, the seductive and the disturbing are never more than one step away. JIGS AND REELS is Joanne Harris' first collection of short stories. As she says in her Foreword, "a good short story can startle, ignite and illuminate...giving you vivid, anarchic glimpses into a different world, different people." Here, she proves she is as good as her word by creating an eclectic selection of tales for our times that will delight, surprise, entertain and horrify in equal measure. Sly, funny, sometime provocative but always personal, JIGS AND REELS shows a side to Joanne Harris you have never seen before. So go on, be tempted. After all, it's only dancing.
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An author's transition from novelist to short story writer does not always work. The ability to compress a complete, compelling story into a few pages does not always accompany the talent of reeling ... Read full review
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