Making Light of Tragedy

September 15, 2004|
Making Light of Tragedy by Jessica Grant
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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 Hébert, Napoleon, the Management, the Senior Climatologist, the Dean of Humanity, Jon Bon Jovi, Virginia Woolf and God.

Jessica Grant is from St. John''s, Newfoundland, but loves all provinces and territories equally. She has lived in Toronto, Buffalo, Portland and Calgary. She is a proud member of Burning Rock, a group of very hip writers in St. John''s who kindly took her into their fold a few years ago. She has been a technical writer and a singer-so...
Title:Making Light of Tragedy
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.8 X 5.58 X 0.72 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.8 X 5.58 X 0.72 in
Published:September 15, 2004
Publisher:Porcupine's Quill
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780889842533

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