Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Small Displacements has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by worldofbooksusa
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Small Displacements Paperback – June 30, 2010

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.95
$8.09 $5.96

The Underground Railroad
The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more
$16.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

Characters are displaced by discontentment, by distance, by deceit, by death. Some of them move on through their displacements. Some are reluctant to face what has happened to them. All are caught in situations that alter in some way the comfortable landscapes of familiarity.

About the Author

Vanessa Furse Jackson comes originally from England. However, married to an Ohio native, she s been resident in the United States for over twenty years and currently lives and writes in South Texas, where she teaches English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $0.99 (Save 83%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Livingston Press; 1 edition (June 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604890517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604890518
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,878,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
67%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have always believed that artistry is found in the subtle. If true, than it abounds in this collection stories which is deftly penned and set in England. In each story some type of displacement has occurred and the main characters must learn to deal with their altered environs. These are stories driven by characters and often by the characters' relationships with each other. These stories in essence are about what is to belong, or to love, be it in a nursing home, a rain soaked graveyard or abortion clinic. The characters are varied as well. You'll meet gang members, widows, and one eerie momma's boy to name but a few. I enjoyed the read and believe that Small Displacements belongs on many bedside tables and bookshelves.

Alan Berecka
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
These realistic short stories minutely detail bittersweet alienation within universal human experiences. The cycles of life, from childhood in "Wild Dogs" and "The Clinic," to marital conflicts in "Rain" and "Consequences," to old age in "The Albert Memorial" and "Grieving for Man" reveal how change disrupts all human balance, proving that emotional displacements, even though "small," are still disquieting.
In the title story, "Suzanna had never wanted to live anywhere but here, where she was born." Yet this 72-year-old grandmother cannot keep her house any more than she can prevent cancer from returning to her body. For her own good, she will have to move to "a small flat nearer to health centres and shops,,,," Her son and family have moved in, and the second pregnancy of his wife offers the only consolation the story affords.
Most of these tales enjoy an indeterminate ending, letting readers decide what future awaits its main characters. Will Mr. Whitby, on his "Nice Day Out," succumb to the heat and die? The last we read of him, he has climbed over a gate "into the winter night." Will Madeleine, having fled the abortion clinic, reach her boyfriend on the cell phone and keep her baby? Will Anna and Hal successfully restart their troubled marriage in "Consequences," or will Bella in "Rain" elicit affection from her husband Jonathan? "Being married don't mean trying to be one person," the wandering widower Ben advises.
Probably my favorite in this collection is "Miss Best and Mr. Marvel," which slowly discloses the two main speakers to be elderly in a nursing home, remembering the past and making it up as they go along. The wry humor that infects this couple's conversation is most delightful. At her best, Vanessa Furse Jackson captures the essence of what it means to be human, in one unique character study after another. "Where adults were concerned," her young narrator in "The Wild Dogs" remarks, "we tended to feel guilty first and ask why later."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A very good read, short stories that are quite thought provoking. I enjoyed them and they stayed in my mind.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Small Displacements
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Small Displacements