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Novel about a war waged by a group of balloonists against the month of February.

Review:

"We expect a vibrant imagination in our authors, but charm is an underrated quality, and Jones has both in spades." Time Out Chicago

Review:

"The premise here is strange, but simple. Jones does not attempt to blister the story with literary haymakers. He keeps his language clean and fresh. But he is able to pair techniques to render beautiful images . . . Marvelous." New Pages

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"Jones's startingly imaginative voice is like some winged thing — brave, victorious, and solitary. LIGHT BOXES is a beautiful, heartful work." Deb Olin Unferth, author of Vacation.

Review:

In his debut novel Shane Jones achieves a glittering clearness that allies it to Brautigan’s In Watermelon Sugar. There is sense that curiosity and hope are the qualities we most require, that we must resort to in our peril. Balloonists, aloft!" Jesse Ball, author of The Way Through Doors

Synopsis:

A poignant and fantastical first novel by a timeless new literary voice.

With all the elements of a classic fable, vivid descriptions, and a wholly unique style, this idiosyncratic debut introduces a new and exciting voice to readers of such authors as George Saunders, Kurt Vonnegut, and Yann Martel.

In Light Boxes, the inhabitants of one closely-knit town are experiencing perpetual February. It turns out that a god-like spirit who lives in the sky, named February, is punishing the town for flying, and bans flight of all kind, including hot air balloons and even children's kites. It's February who makes the sun nothing but a faint memory, who blankets the ground with snow, who freezes the rivers and the lakes. As endless February continues, children go missing and more and more adults become nearly catatonic with depression. But others find the strength to fight back, waging war on February.

About the Author

Shane Jones lives in upstate New York.

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Kelly Schirmann, July 29, 2009 (view all comments by Kelly Schirmann)
Shane Jones' Light Boxes is a beautiful, imaginative, and poetic collection of prose vignettes that underline the need for and undeniable existence of hope and love in a world that sometimes seems sad and dismal. Jones creates a dreamlike landscape where his characters face the worst - an unending February, deep bouts of sadness, the loss of loved ones - but also discover within themselves and each other the possibility of beauty and happiness that can overcome even the coldest winter. Read this book! Not only is it one of the most creative and well-written small press novels I've read in some time, but it will make you believe that love and loveliness are hiding in everything.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780982081310
Author:
Jones, Shane
Publisher:
Publishing Genius
Author:
Jones, Shane
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Publication Date:
February 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
175
Dimensions:
5 x 7 in.

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Product details 175 pages Publishing Genius - English 9780982081310 Reviews:
"Review" by , "We expect a vibrant imagination in our authors, but charm is an underrated quality, and Jones has both in spades."
"Review" by , "The premise here is strange, but simple. Jones does not attempt to blister the story with literary haymakers. He keeps his language clean and fresh. But he is able to pair techniques to render beautiful images . . . Marvelous."
"Review" by , "Jones's startingly imaginative voice is like some winged thing — brave, victorious, and solitary. LIGHT BOXES is a beautiful, heartful work."
"Review" by , In his debut novel Shane Jones achieves a glittering clearness that allies it to Brautigan’s In Watermelon Sugar. There is sense that curiosity and hope are the qualities we most require, that we must resort to in our peril. Balloonists, aloft!"
"Synopsis" by , A poignant and fantastical first novel by a timeless new literary voice.

With all the elements of a classic fable, vivid descriptions, and a wholly unique style, this idiosyncratic debut introduces a new and exciting voice to readers of such authors as George Saunders, Kurt Vonnegut, and Yann Martel.

In Light Boxes, the inhabitants of one closely-knit town are experiencing perpetual February. It turns out that a god-like spirit who lives in the sky, named February, is punishing the town for flying, and bans flight of all kind, including hot air balloons and even children's kites. It's February who makes the sun nothing but a faint memory, who blankets the ground with snow, who freezes the rivers and the lakes. As endless February continues, children go missing and more and more adults become nearly catatonic with depression. But others find the strength to fight back, waging war on February.

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