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Birds Nest In Your Hair Paperback – November 8, 2012
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I loved the scenery as they made their way around Seattle, my home town, and visited some of my favorite haunts. It was a very wonderful and interesting book. I don't want a sequel, but I do want more work from this author.
The milieu of the text is expansive, ranging from the neighborhood bar to Catholic induction ceremonies, and everywhere in between- adult film shoots, psychiatric offices, underneath freeways and more. Populating these environs is a cast of characters quite varied in age and temperament.
The story follows Diana, a bartender, as she wrestles with demons of the past, searching for answers and spiritual closure in the Church. Her place of work, Queequeg's Tavern, forms a connective tissue between the characters; Jeb, a frequent customer with an intriguing past- he's a college student living beneath a freeway overpass- has eyes for Diana and a knack for poetry. Another customer, Tom, runs nearby video store Videosyncracy, and finds himself embroiled in the adult film industry as he attempts to reconcile his philandering nature with his desire for domesticity. All of these characters, and quite a few more, have pasts and longings they are attempting to work out. Mr. Jobe delves deep into the private thoughts of each, and in so doing we feel privy to a world of hidden interior perceptions.
When we hear the unspoken ponderings of both Tom and Julie during their conversations together, for example, the reader is offered an expanded awareness of the proceedings in a manner possible only in the literary medium.Read more ›