Monday, May 13, 2013

PW Picks: Janet Frame

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY has picked Janet Frame's Between My Father and the King as one of their 'Best new books for the week of May 13, 2013.'

The PW starred review for Between My Father and the King says that it "showcases her extraordinary gifts as an imaginative storyteller with a singular viewpoint. Frame grasps an image and the emotion behind it in a few spare words."

"These stories—with themes of despair, disappointment, and wonder, underscored by Frame’s melancholy and vivid turns of phrase—are beautifully rendered."

The recommendations continue:

The Kirkus starred review for this book is now online:

"A treasure-trove of stories."
"A powerful collection."
And from Booklist (April 15, 2013) yet another starred review:

"writerly genius in every sentence"
"told with charming and often wicked wit" 
The Christian Science Monitor has included Between My Father and the King in their list of 12 promising fiction titles for Spring 2013:
"This posthumous collection ... takes readers from despair to wonder and on to deep meaning, always accompanied by powerful writing."

Released this week in the USA by Counterpoint Press.

The New Zealand edition of Between My Father and the King was published last year by Penguin Books NZ under the title Gorse is Not People and was a top ten NZ Fiction bestseller (Nielsen BookScan) for the year 2012.

1 comment: said...

I am just now reading 'Between My Father and the King' and really like this book. I've read 10 of the stories so far, and have enjoyed them all. I highly recommend this work.