Jonas in Frames: an epic by Chris HutchinsonJonas in Frames: an epic by Chris Hutchinson

Jonas in Frames: an epic

byChris Hutchinson

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Jonas in Frames is [choose one]: A) a series of loosely connected narrative fragments written in poetic prose; B) a maze of postcard stories bursting with literary in-jokes; C) a delicate sequence of prose poems interspersed with narrative interludes; or D) haunted by the ghost of Samuel Beckett.

In its esoteric glimpse into the disassociated, Jonas in Frames contorts time and space. Rootless, nostalgic, socially inept, Jonas is the modern questless hero, an exemplar of generational anxiety eternally on the brink of pitching into a graveyard spin.

A volatile amalgamation of identity crisis, fitful employment, and fanciful poetic imaginings delivers Jonas from sterile offices to anarchist squats, from skull-shattering saloons to faux-edgy hipstervilles and back again to capital-N Nowhere. As Jonas navigates an onslaught of geographical, mental, and temporal turbulence, his lives collide, splinter, and too often shatter.

Jonas in Frames does and does not cohere. Its sense is clandestine. Its form is fractal.

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Chris Hutchinson was born in Montreal, grew up in Victoria, and has since pursued work in Vancouver, Dawson City, Kelowna, New York City, and Houston. He is the author of three poetry collections, including Other People’s Lives and A Brief History of the Short-Lived. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologie...
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Title:Jonas in Frames: an epicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.49 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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Jonas in Frames is [choose one]: A) a series of loosely connected narrative fragments written in poetic prose; B) a maze of postcard stories bursting with literary in-jokes; C) a delicate sequence of prose poems interspersed with narrative interludes; or D) haunted by the ghost of Samuel Beckett. In its esoteric glimpse into the disassociated, Jonas in Frames contorts time and space. Rootless, nostalgic, socially inept, Jonas is the modern questless hero, an exemplar of generational anxiety eternally on the brink of pitching into a graveyard spin. A volatile amalgamation of identity crisis, fitful employment, and fanciful poetic imaginings delivers Jonas from sterile offices to anarchist squats, from skull-shattering saloons to faux-edgy hipstervilles and back again to capital-N Nowhere. As Jonas navigates an onslaught of geographical, mental, and temporal turbulence, his lives collide, splinter, and too often shatter. Jonas in Frames does and does not cohere. Its sense is clandestine. Its form is fractal. - 20140404"Imagine a twenty-first-century Frankenstein built from the corpses of John Berryman and Elizabeth Smart and jolted alive by an electricity that is uniquely Chris Hutchinson. Now imagine this as a creature nedowed with smart paranoia and queasy wit, who short-order-cooks, pill-pops, cubicle-hops, and jump-cuts its way through parallel realities and past lives, other selves in other times — gradually facing "the impossibility of our research ever coming to an end" — and you've got the marvellous monster named Jonas in Frames." — Alayna Munce, author of When I Was Young and In My Prime - 20140404