Vera & Linus by Jesse Ball; Thordis Bjornsdottir

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The Disastrous Tale of Vera and Linus is a book of short tales describing the love affair between the two eponymous characters. They are tricksters and subverters, and they roam through the book, as free in their lives as in the pages. The writing is lyrical and passionate, but also cunning and careful. In certain tales Vera triumphs over Linus, in others, Linus triumphs over Vera, though more common still, are tales in which they, together, triumph over their enemies.

About Jesse Ball; Thordis Bjornsdottir

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Jesse Ball (1978-) was born in Long Island, the second child of Robert and Catherine Ball. Educated at Vassar College and Columbia University, he has lived at times in Europe, and has worked as an editor, a croupier, a tutor, and a photographer. His first volume, March Book, appeared in 2004, followed by Vera & Linus (2006). His drawings were published in 2006 in Iceland in the volume Og svo kom nottin. Work of his has appeared in many major domestic and international journals, and was included in Best American Poetry 2006. Jesse Ball was a Spy but has Retired to the Country, a website, showcases much work of writing and drawing.
Published September 1, 2006 by Nyhil. 234 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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