Shoveling Snow in a Snowstorm

Shoveling Snow in a Snowstorm

by John Jeffire


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635340631
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

John Jeffire was born in Detroit. In 2005, his novel Motown Burning was named Grand Prize Winner in the Mount Arrowsmith Novel Competition and in 2007 it won a Gold Medal for Regional Fiction in the Independent Publishing Awards. Speaking of Motown Burning, former chair of the Pulitzer Jury Philip F. O'Connor said, "It works. I don't often say that, but it has a drive and integrity that gives it credible life....I find a novel with heart." In 2009, Andra Milacca included Motown Burning in her list of "Six Savory Novels Set in Detroit" along with works by Elmore Leonard, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jeffrey Eugenides. His first book of poetry, Stone + Fist + Brick + Bone, was nominated for a Michigan Notable Book Award in 2009. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine called the book "a terrific one for our city." For more on Jeffire and his writing, visit

Table of Contents

"Shoveling Snow in a Snowstorm" 1
"Birth Certificate" 2
"Psychiatric Ward, NYU Hospital" 4
"The Horse and the Nail" 5
"What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" 6
"An Abandoned Motel, Gratiot Avenue" 8
"Detroit" 9
"Catechism" 10
"What the Junkie Hears" 11
"Home From Eloise" 13
"Angel of Detroit" 19
"Man Swimming on Belle Isle Swept Away by Current" 20
"Hop In" 22
"The Stray Dogs of Sochi" 23
"The Nickel of Truth" 24
"Hesed" 25
"Coming Home, Detroit, 2015" 27
"Saudade" 30
"If That's the Best You Can Do" 31
"The Last Jew of Vinnitsa" 32
"Monarch" 34

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