Oct 01, 2020
Bending Heaven
Posted by Jessica Francis Kane

Set in the United States and London, this debut collection introduces us to a cast of characters, some anguished in their pursuit of impractical dreams, others struggling to make sense of their failures A mathematician who has forsaken everything in order to prove a theory an older woman author achieving fame late in life a guilt ridden mother struggling to impress herSet in the United States and London, this debut collection introduces us to a cast of characters, some anguished in their pursuit of impractical dreams, others struggling to make sense of their failures A mathematician who has forsaken everything in order to prove a theory an older woman author achieving fame late in life a guilt ridden mother struggling to impress her teenage daughter an unhappy lawyer attempting to survive a corporate retreat with dignity all are ambitious and passionate, but to their dismay find themselves at odds with the pattern of their lives Attempting to make a new beginning or heal a hurt, they are thwarted by embarrassing impulsiveness or a sudden lack of faith.

  • Title: Bending Heaven
  • Author: Jessica Francis Kane
  • ISBN: 9781582432069
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bending Heaven Set in the United States and London this debut collection introduces us to a cast of characters some anguished in their pursuit of impractical dreams others struggling to make sense of their failur

    Kevin Fanning

    Favorites were Evidence of Old Repairs About a marriage and a family falling apart, but it s really about guilt, and blame see also Jessica s novel, The Report Refuge a lawyer on a corporate retreat trying to figure our where she belongs, where she fits in Ideas of Home, but Not the Thing Itself the title s a little on point, but a deft story about the things we think we want First Sale a story about beginning again after divorce, told from the child s point of view I don t know how to describe [...]


    Patricia Geller

    I went to find her earlier book of short stories They are good but I was disappointed to find that a couple of them were republished in her second collection.


    Meredith

    Stories about people going through a bad patch.


    Renee

    I am not usually a fan of the short story but I enjoyed these.


    Jessica Kane



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