Elizabeth Dejesus The Jackets

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The Jackets

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The Jackets is a collection of short stories in which Liz DeJesus explores the connection between colors and emotions. Love unrequited, love fulfilled, and unrelenting reality crushing hopes and dreams are some of the experiences symbolized in the jacket colors that structure the rhapsodic explorations of the stages of love as experienced by young women.

Red is the color of love at first sight for Laura. Orange are the flames of passion for Mia. For Penelope, brown is the color of nature--of the ancient gods and their unfettered love-making. Each chapter explores a unique perspective: a writer trying to find her muse; a young woman trying to flee an abusive relationship; a cashier getting lost in the woods and finding more than she had ever bargained for.

In this intriguing blend of fiction and fantasy, the women in these stories hope for relationships, break out of them or find themselves involved with mythical gods and creatures. These fantastical pieces make for entertaining reading and give insight into young women's eternal search for romance.

DeJesus's style is direct and uncompromising. Her women are courageous and captivating. This book will be a page-turner for women at every stage of life.

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LIZ DEJESUS, a native of Puerto Rico, is the author of a novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, 2007). She lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her family.

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DeJesus (Nina) returns with a collection of vignettes in the lives of several women who all own jackets of varying hues. While the author's intention is to use those colors as springboards into emotional terrain, it's a rather thin thematic thread on which to build a satisfying book. Some tales connect to others, but most unfold unrelated. In one, a woman meets and runs away with a nature god. In another, a woman slumps into a deep depression after coming close to death, only to be rescued by the love of her best friend. Many of DeJesus's stories shimmer with magical realism, but several are simply mundane. While the author flirts with some interesting ideas, the book feels inchoate, as if she couldn't follow a tale through to its end. Likewise, characters tend to fit the same mold: blandly strong, slightly spiritual, mildly insecure women. While readers may appreciate her strong imagery, they'll grow frustrated at the lack of narrative depth. (Mar. 31)

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Book Description Arte Publico Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Jackets is a collection of short stories in which Liz DeJesus explores the connection between colors and emotions. Red is the color of love at first sight for Laura. Orange are the flames of passion for Mia. For Penelope, brown is the color of nature of the ancient gods and their unfettered love-making. Each chapter explores a unique perspective: a writer trying to find her muse; a young woman trying to flee an abusive relationship; a cashier getting lost in the woods and finding more than she had ever bargained for. In this intriguing blend of fiction and fantasy, the women in these stories hope for relationships, break out of them or find themselves involved with mythical gods and creatures. These fantastical pieces make for entertaining reading and give insight into young women s eternal search for romance. DeJesus s style is direct and uncompromising. Her women are courageous and captivating. This book will be a page-turner for women at every stage of life. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781558856035

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