Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jac Jemc MY ONLY WIFE Dzanc Books

Reading Jac Jemc's novel My Only Wife casts a somewhat strange (in that good sense related to excellent fiction), thrilling dream. The novel works as a sort of character sketch, of both the narrator (the husband whose wife has gone away) and a frustratingly real, complex woman--his one and only wife.

The only other narrative that made me feel this indelible sense of drifting away into a vaguely intoxicating dream was Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine.

Jemc's poetic, penetrating work of fiction accomplishes something special. I highly recommend picking this up. 


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