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Jumping Ship and Other Stories

Jumping Ship and Other Stories

by Kelvin Christopher James

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Library Journal
Pulsing through this debut collection are the visceral shocks of violent confrontation, dark ritual, human and natural fertility, and gritty street commerce. In his stories, Trinidadian-American ex-scientist James reveals a Trinidad of sensory extremes--lush vegetation, urgent sexual longing, sudden physical brutality--and a New York of bizarre encounters in city parks and of small-scale organized terror. Gentler, equally affecting stories of passage connect these locations: comrade newcomers respond in unexpected ways to an overwhelming New York, and a young father finds three generations of alienation and one strong bond during a bittersweet visit home to Trinidad. Uneven but expressive and compelling, this book will enhance contemporary fiction and area collections.-- Janet Ingraham, Worthington P.L., Ohio

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Random House Publishing Group
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1st Ballantine Books ed
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5.12(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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