Jigs & Reels

Jigs & Reels

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A book of short stories from the author of CHOCOLAT 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-in-hand 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 & 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 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, sometimes provocative but always personal, JIGS & REELS shows a side to Joanne Harris you have never seen before. So go on, be tempted. After all, it's only dancing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 108 x 174 x 26mm | 140.62g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export e.
  • 0552152331
  • 9780552152334
  • 1,016,244

About Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. She has also written a Doctor Who novella for the BBC, has scripted guest episodes for the game Zombies, Run!, and is currently engaged in a number of musical theatre projects as well as developing an original drama for television. In 2000, her 1999 novel Chocolat was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.show more

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" 'A stunning compilation...A magical experience from beginning to end' RULA LENSKA 'Witty, moving and thought-provoking, JIGS AND REELS is a treat' TIME OUT - TIME OUT '...tantalising and suggestive, and leave us wanting more' SUNDAY TIMES - SUNDAY TIMES 'Evocative, mystical and funny - perfect for curling up on the sofa with' COMPANY"show more

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