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by Sherril Jaffe

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Black Sparrow Press

ISBN: 978-1-57423-020-8
Pages: 242
Size: 6" x 9"
Published: February 1997
ISBN: 978-1-57423-019-2
Pages: 242
Size: 6" x 9"
Published: September 1996
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In a series of short interlinked prose vignettes, Sherril Jaffe explores the multiple meanings of “home”: an inner space, spiritual extension of ourselves; a place of shelter and protection from an impermanent world; a potential storehouse of profound affective memories.

From “Our Flat Was Built”: “These dusty shelves reminded me of what I had seen once visiting in the house of a couple I never really got to know. Inside the bathroom of that house, beside the sink, were a set of glass shelves. The woman of the house was somewhat shorter than I, and, while the bottom two shelves were sparkling clean, the ones higher up were, like my kitchen shelves, covered in dust. She didn't see them, so she didn't dust them. From her point of view, the house was clean. However, she was limited by her point of view, and later I heard that her husband divorced her.”

Sherril Jaffe
Sherril Jaffe is the author of ten books, including Scars Make Your Body More Interesting, This Flower Only Blooms Every Hundred Years, The Unexamined Wife, The Faces Reappear, House Tours, Interior Designs, Ground Rules, One God Clapping, Expiration Date, and You Are Not Alone and Other Stories, winner of the 2011 Spokane Award for the Short Story. Her stories have appeared in a variety of journals, including Epoch, Alaska Quarterly Review, and American Fiction. She is the recipient of the 2000 Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence, a PEN Award, as well as a 2010 MacDowell Fellowship.