Scars Make Your Body More Interesting and Other Stories

Scars Make Your Body More Interesting and Other Stories

by Sherril Jaffe
     
 

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Sherril Jaffe's concise, often witty language captures the myriad and mundane experiences of a life with extraordinary depth of emotion. Her stories range from short, to very short; her writing possesses the evocative brevity of poetry, yet it remains unequivocally prose.

Here is “The Mime” in its entirety:

“Nothing she had was her own

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Overview

Sherril Jaffe's concise, often witty language captures the myriad and mundane experiences of a life with extraordinary depth of emotion. Her stories range from short, to very short; her writing possesses the evocative brevity of poetry, yet it remains unequivocally prose.

Here is “The Mime” in its entirety:

“Nothing she had was her own but her white face.”

Together, the stories collected in Scars Make Your Body More Interesting offer a portrait of the domestic, the unusual and the romantic that is recognizable to any reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876857786
Publisher:
Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Sherril Jaffe is the author of many books, including Ground Rules and House Tours. Jaffe is a professor of English at Sonoma State University where she teaches fiction writing. She is married to Alan Lew, and they live with their family in San Francisco.

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