Monday, March 24, 2008

Jenny & the Jaws of Life


by Jincy Willett // Picador

Jincy Willett is the high priestess of dark comedy. The classic stories in this collection cut through every convention, every idea of normalcy, with empathy and fearless wit, undermining all the old ideas about the happy family, the good son, the dutiful mother. In Willett's world, perversity and tenderness walk hand in hand; there's laughter and funerals, ambivalence in the nursery, and redemption for the wicked. As David Sedaris writes in his foreword, "I'm prepared to wear a sandwich board for this book. I can't help myself. It' just too good."



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6 comments:

Jason Gabbert said...

Wow!

Ian Shimkoviak said...

what a wonderfully engaging cover. nice.

sixfive said...

Wow again! Excellent...

nate s. said...

I really love this. The whole composition creates a sense of intrigue about the content. Great title to work with, too.

Christopher Tobias said...

Beautiful, Henry. Love it.

jenn said...

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