Flirt: The Interviews

April 21, 2011|
Flirt: The Interviews by Lorna Jackson
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In Flirt: The Interviews, each story takes the form of a bogus interview with a famous personathletes, musicians, writers. Each is a pastiche of source materialexisting interviews, book-length biographies, and news accounts that are then woven into the books main conceit: the interviews are conducted by a woman who would much rather tell her own story and cant stop talking about herself. Everything is about her, from Richard Fords feelings about landscape and Bobby Orrs oft-injured knee, to Ian Tysons lyrics, Alice Munros motherhood, Janet Gretzkys curves, and Markus Naslunds spirituality. The book might be a long, comic essay on adolescent grief. Or a comic essay on creativity. But mostly its a collection of comic short fictions: the flirting that takes place in each interviewthis is a woman who is ageing and losing herselfis wholly invented and meant to mock real interviews and to question the sort of information we find in them.
Title:Flirt: The InterviewsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 0.33 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 0.33 inPublished:21 avril 2011Publisher:BiblioasisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897231385

ISBN - 13:9781897231388

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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