Category: JACK’S FICTION

The Life of Objects in Gabriela and The Widow

This essay first appeared on Andrea Buginsky’s andisrealm as part of the blog tour organized by Virginia Grenier of World of Ink to promote Gabriela and The Widow. The link to the original posting is this url: Objects and Sentiment in Gabriela and The Widow  Objects in Gabriela and The Widow To write Gabriela and The Widow I started with the idea that one character, Gabriela, was thin, while the other, The Widow, was thick. What I would like to lay out is a study of the way I use “objects” in this novel to build both emotional attachments between characters and to push the story line along to its conclusion.  This is a preliminary working of the topic which developed more in the course of writing the novel. By focusing on the objects in a story and their relationship to character, you can go deeper into the emotional reality associated with objects. In this, fictional characters share an aspect of the sentimental life of people and that helps to make them whole. Step One: Emotional Attachment to objects. The main object in Gabriela and The Widow is the List that Gabriela has to keep for La Viuda. Boxes: carved, painted, decorated, engraved, different kinds of wood, metal. Each box comes and goes in the story: some days, La Viuda wants to examine the painted box with photos, other...

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Trailer and blog stops for Gabriela and Widow

Gabriela is getting some reviews: check her out here== Link to the video and reading from Gabriela and The Widow. Appearing soon on youtube as well. Video Trailer for Gabriela and The Widow   Latest Q and A on the Virtual Tour: we talk aboug the Dead Zone, the Mythic Wave, and Taking Dictation. Check it out. The Dead Zone, the Mythic Wave Q and A     Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailLike this:Like...

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Revised Virtual Tour Schedule for Gabriela and The Widow

Coming soon–the youtube video trailer for Gabriela and The Widow.  I’ll post the url when she comes on-line. Gabriela’s Blog Tour, like all expeditionary excursions, undergoes itinerary changes according to the terrain, weather, and geo-political upheavals. Here is the url with the latest additions, deletions, changes, hopes, fears etc.:http://storiesforchildren.tripod.com/worldofinknetwork/jack-remick-jan-feb-13.html American Chronicle and Andi’s Realm came off without a hitch. Thanks to all for visiting those stops. Jack Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailLike this:Like...

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Valley Boy has been published. Book Two of the California Quartet

Valley Boy, a Coming-of-Age Novel by Jack Remick Valley Boy ($13.95, 254 pp, 6×9 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60381-145-3), by Jack Remick, covers a year in the life of a third-generation Okie teenager who is struggling with the stigma of his heritage. ** CLICK THE COVER IMAGE TO ORDER ** **ALSO AVAILABLE IN KINDLE ** “Valley Boy is the story of every kid who wandered out of the Valley into Baghdad by the Bay with dreams, imagination, curiosity and a mind that admitted stuff besides cars and girls. I’m tempted to say this is Remick’s best work …. The story is witty, tense and true. The protagonist is Ricky, but this is Linard’s story too—which makes this novel a more fulfilling coming of age journey than that of the self-absorbed, self-righteous icon of the Eastern Experience—Holden Caulfield …. Remick might be accused of writing a happy ending but I, for one, am happy to see an ol’ Okie boy find his place in the shade and out of those god damned vineyards and peach orchards. Good for Ricky. Good for Remick. It takes guts to write a novel such as this.” —Frank Araujo, Anthropologist, Linguist, and Author of The Q Quest, A Perfect Orange, Nekane, The Lamiña and the Bear “Valley Boy is a teeming amalgam of allegory, pathos, and stark language, all wrapped in a blend of dark humor...

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