In Interior Designs, her fifth novel from Black Sparrow, Sherril Jaffe rediscovers the resonant central theme of her last effort, House Tours(qgrounded, solidq -- The Village Voice): the distinct qcharacterq of dwelling place revealed in the ways those places affect and reflect emotional states. In a series of short, deceptively simple interlinked prose vignettes, Jaffe here explores the multiple meanings of qhomeq: an inner space, spiritual extension of ourselves; a place of shelter and protection from an impermanent world; a potential storehouse of profound affective memories. Gentle humor is an important means for Jaffe, whose ends are rueful understanding and quiet illumination.MY BEDROOM is PEACH, the color of my parentsa#39; room when I was little, the proper color for the room where the parents sleep. It is warm and luminous, and has the quality of color and light in which I was bathed, when, as a very little child, anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||David R. Godine Publisher - 1996|