PLEASE ROTATE YOUR PHONE TO ACCESS THE FULL WEBSITE, 

PLEASE ROTATE YOUR PHONE TO ACCESS THE FULL WEBSITE, 

REP.CLUB Books   Pre-Order   Gift Cards   More   Events   Title Request   Tags   Contact
SEARCH
CART (0)

Butter

(Pre-Order, April 4 2023)

Gayl Jones
Gayl Jones, who was first edited by Toni Morrison, has been described as one of the great literary writers of the 20th century and was recently a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. This new collection of short fiction is only the second in her rich career and one that displays her strengths in the genre in many facets. Opening with two novella-length works, "Butter" and "Sophia," this collection features Jones's legendary talents in a range of settings and styles, from the hyperrealist to the mystical, in intricate multipart stories, in more traditional forms, and even in short fragments.

 

Her narrators are women and men, Black, Brown, Indigenous; her settings are historical and contemporary, in South America, Mexico, and the US; her themes center on complex identities, unorthodox longings and aspirations. She writes about spies, photographers, playground designers, cartoonists, and baristas; about workers and revolutionaries, about environmentalism, feminism, poetry, film, and love, but above all about our multicultural, multiethnic, and multiracial society.

 

Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University, and has taught at Wellesley and the University of Michigan. Her landmark books include CorregidoraEva's ManThe Healing, (a National Book Award finalist and New York Times Notable Book of the Year), and Palmares, a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in fiction.

 

  • Publisher: ‎Beacon Press (April 4, 2023)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Hardcover: ‎200 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎0807030015
  • ISBN-13: ‎9780807030011
  • Item Weight: ‎1.25 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎5.5 x 0.56 x 8.5 inches