Bending Heaven

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

  • Title: Bending Heaven
  • Author: Jessica Francis Kane
  • ISBN: 9781582432069
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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.

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    About “Jessica Francis Kane

    • Jessica Francis Kane

      JESSICA FRANCIS KANE is the author of The Report Graywolf, 2010 , a finalist for the 2010 Flaherty Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and a Barnes Noble Discover pick She is also the author of the story collection Bending Heaven Counterpoint, 2002 , which was published in the US and the UK Her stories have been broadcast on BBC radio and have appeared in many publications, including Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney s, The Missouri Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review Her essays and humor pieces have appeared in Salon, McSweeney s Internet Tendency and The Morning News, where she is a contributing writer She lives in New York with her husband and their two children.



    327 thoughts on “Bending Heaven

    • 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 [...]


    • 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.





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