Eric Hoffer Review

Posted: June 7, 2017 by Jollymore in On Books, Reviews, Short Stories
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Eric Hoffer Awards stormed the meaning of Listener in the Snow with its review published in US Review of Books, June 1, 2017. The legacy award states:

Unlike many in the industry, we think good books last longer than one season.”

Here is the review of Listener:

Listener in the Snow: A Novel, Tim Jollymore, Finns Way Books – In this riveting tale of the north, the author weaves unfamiliar and diverse strands to craft a surprisingly suspenseful and intriguing novel. The bitter cold of northern Minnesota, the solitary ice fisherman lodged in his darkling hut, the heritage and ambivalence of the Algonquin peoples as they mingle, often tragically, with the rest of us, the contrast of a comfortable busy life in Pensacola to a simple pure one in the forested north—these and other elements flow naturally into the story. The book is temporally layered, told retrospectively as a tale recounted in an ice house to a brother-in-law on frozen Thief Lake. It is intellectually layered as the author moves about seamlessly from simple story, to existential reflection, to gripping, totemistic Algonquin spirituality. Best of all it is a very human story as a secret past unhinges Tatty and Mary’s marriage and carries them on a journey unexpected and dreadful.

 

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  1. cklange says:

    Well done Tim. Your friend from SFWC.

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