Jayne Anne Phillips's reputation-making debut collection paved the way for a new generation of writers. Raved about by reviewers and embraced by the likes of Raymond Carver, Frank Conroy, Annie Dillard, and Nadine Gordimer, Black Tickets now stands as a classic.
With an uncanny ability to depict the lives of men and women who rarely register in our literature, Phillips writes stories that lay bare their suffering and joy. Here are the abused and the abandoned, the violent and the passive, the impoverished and the disenfranchised who populate the small towns and rural byways of the country. A patron of the arts reserves his fondest feeling for the one man who wants it least. A stripper, the daughter of a witch, escapes from poverty into another kind of violence. A young girl during the Depression is caught between the love of her crazy father and the no less powerful love of her sorrowful mother. These are great American stories that have earned a privileged place in our literature.
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"Brilliant... Phillips is a virtuoso."
--Chicago Tribune Book World
"Extraordinary... Phillips shines brightly... This is a sweetheart of a book."
--John Irving, The New York Times Book Review
"[Phillips] knows how to write about the way dreams live with us... Genius is the word for her."
--The Boston Globe
Jayne Anne Phillips was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She is the author of three novels, MotherKind (2000), Shelter (1994) and Machine Dreams (1984), and two collections of widely anthologized stories, Fast Lanes (1987) and Black Tickets (1979). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship. She has been awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction (1980) and an Academy Award in Literature (1997) by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, and has appeared in Granta, Harper’s, DoubleTake, and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. She is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. Her new novel, Lark and Termite, is forthcoming from Knopf.
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Descripción Faber & Faber, London, 1993. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 106419. Nº de ref. de la librería 106419
Descripción Faber & Faber, London, UK, 1993. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First U.K. Edition/First Printing. This copy of the UK Edition has been SIGNED by Jane Anne Phillips on the title page! Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. With this brilliant collection of short stories, Jayne Anne Phillips immediately established herself as one of the most gifted young writers of her generation. Raymond Carver praise "These stories of America's disenfranchised are unlike any in our literature. She is an original, and this book of hers is a crooked beauty.". Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 6267
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR005230241