For the Love of Meat: a description

For the Love of Meat….to be published in 9 months. The blurb for the flap of the book is unveiled:

      For the Love of Meat combines whimsical and surreal illustrations with engaging, intimate encounters that explore the depths of human experience. Unique and diverse in setting, and with touches of magical-realism, these nine stories will tug at the strings of the wandering, romantic heart, setting it delightfully ablaze.

       In Stumble and Fall, we meet Dara, a young Londoner hungry for adventure who, unwilling to settle for the safety and comfort of home, travels to Vancouver, city of immigrants, where a handsome stranger entices her to take a leap into the unknown. The Kid takes us to Granada, Spain, to the fix-it shop of Rubén, and his encounters with a young traveller, camelwhose flirtations spark memories of a past love that haunts and hinders him when a chance for a new tryst appears. The Two explores the tender bond between two young cousins, growing up in 1940s Philadelphia, who are as inseparable as light and shadow. As one of the girls tragically becomes ill, the impact on the other shows how true connections of heart and spirit are not bound to time and place. And finally, Mémé, set in Haiti in the 1800s, is told from the stunning perspective of a slave who, as a child, witnesses the brutal murder of her mother, and survives through her connection to her brother and the natural world.

       Jenny Jaeckel’s compelling storytelling takes us across the world and through the ages, with remarkable insight and soul-moving moments, when paths cross and time unfolds. Her language, imagery and attention to detail plunge the reader into these memorable lives, soaking us in tales of adventure, courage, love, loss, longing and all the hope in between. 

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For the Love of Meat ~ Proof

Meat_Front_3_small copyThe first proof of For the Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories has just been ordered. I can’t wait to see it in print for the first time. Many thanks to Josué Menjivar of Fresh Brewed Illustration for his inspired cover design. My publisher informs me that it the publication date will be in August of 2016. Time enough for copy editing and submitting to all the major reviewers. Advance copies will be available for review by bloggers and media. If you are interested, please see my publisher: Raincloud Press. Stay tuned for a description of this collection of stories, my first foray into fiction.

Currently, I’m working on a companion piece to Meat. I’ve taken one of the stories and turned it into a novella. It is also illustrated and for adults. I’m doing a rewrite now, and deciding where the illios are going to go in the text. Stay tuned for more on this, titled “Waking Star.”

 

See the dedicated page for For the Love of Meat.