In Interior Designs, her fifth novel from Black Sparrow, Sherril Jaffe rediscovers the resonant central theme of her last effort, House Tours(qgrounded, solidq -- The Village Voice): the distinct qcharacterq of dwelling place revealed in the ways those places affect and reflect emotional states. In a series of short, deceptively simple interlinked prose vignettes, Jaffe here explores the multiple meanings of qhomeq: an inner space, spiritual extension of ourselves; a place of shelter and protection from an impermanent world; a potential storehouse of profound affective memories. Gentle humor is an important means for Jaffe, whose ends are rueful understanding and quiet illumination.It was built in the middle of an apple orchard, and, imagining myself a farm wife, I made apple sauce and apple butter. There were endless blackberry bushes, and I ... He spent a lot of time away from home. I did not know where. I began to lookanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||David R. Godine Publisher - 1996|