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Product Details

  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Korrektiv Press (November 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983151318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983151319
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,436,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brian Jobe studied Classics at the University of Washington and the University of California at Santa Barbara. His writing has been published at National Review Online, Korrektiv, Letter X Magazine, and Dappled Things. He lives in Seattle.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Faye L. Crow on March 22, 2013
This books starts out describing lives of everyday people like you and me struggling to make some sense of this life on earth. As I stepped inside their most personal inner thoughts I "became" that person. As the story unfolds you see how these people somehow all become connected. Diana is in search of her God, Jeb has a craving he can't seem to identity, but his search is deep and meaningful. If you slow down and listen to his poems and hear his professor's lectures, there is a message there that will speak to you. Sometimes it sounds like ramblings but if you really listen, you will realize it is how we all think inside ourselves. We have to sort it all out and sometimes our thoughts will "ramble" as we work it through. The author captures this aspect of human nature. I don't think this book is about lives.....I think it is a literature textbook that should be studied.

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.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lois Gamble Duncan on February 19, 2013
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This novel reflects much of our culture in America today. An account of everyday life depicting people struggling for meaning in the spheres of alcoholism, religion, and sex. Each of the many characters is desparately searching for some degree of contentment. Is this an unkind world of each of the characters' making? This novel poses an even bigger question: Can we, individually or collectively, overcome the ills of our society in order to help make the world a better place? I wish the author would write a sequel. It would be interesting and rewarding to see how each of the characters could resolve their struggles and live satisfying lives. Some great poetry too!
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By Nathan Vass on December 6, 2013
What lies at the root of the questions that drive us? How do we perceive the past, and what role does that perception play in how we move through life? These universal questions and more are at the heart of Seattle-based author Brian Jobe's latest offering.

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.
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