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The Jumper[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Jumper Author Tim Parrish – Varanus.us The Jumper is an old fashioned, modern novel both dark and funny Its central character, Jimmy Strawhorn, grows up on a ranch in West Texas thinking he s an orphan but is summoned to Baton Rouge, where The Jumper is an old fashioned, modern novel both dark and funny Its central character, Jimmy Strawhorn, grows up on a ranch in West Texas thinking he s an orphan but is summoned to Baton Rouge, where he discovers his past is stranger than he can imagine Jimmy tries to navigate his urge to jump from high places, his fear of falling in love, and a complex family history full of deceit and racial ambiguity At the same time, two other eccentric main characters, named Sandra and J T deal with dangerous pasts and presents of their own as Jimmy s arrival alters their livesWinner of theGeorge Garrett Prize for Fiction.

The Jumper PDF µ Paperback
    The Jumper PDF µ Paperback deceit and racial ambiguity At the same time, two other eccentric main characters, named Sandra and J T deal with dangerous pasts and presents of their own as Jimmy s arrival alters their livesWinner of theGeorge Garrett Prize for Fiction."/>
  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • The Jumper
  • Tim Parrish
  • English
  • 02 September 2019
  • 1937875288

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    The Jumper PDF µ Paperback deceit and racial ambiguity At the same time, two other eccentric main characters, named Sandra and J T deal with dangerous pasts and presents of their own as Jimmy s arrival alters their livesWinner of theGeorge Garrett Prize for Fiction."/>
  1. says:

    When Jimmy Strawhorn, orphaned as a baby and living in Texas, gets a letter from a man saying he is his father and wants to meet him before he dies, Jimmy heads to Baton Rouge on a journey to discover his past There he meets J.T., his father, and quickly gets drawn into J.T s drama and problems with the local mafia boss Through flashbacks, we slowly learn the truth about the circumstances surrounding Jimmy s birth and early life The characters all have hard luck stories and are struggling ju When Jimmy Strawhorn, orphaned as a baby and living in Texas, gets a letter from a man saying he is his father and wants to meet him before he dies, Jimmy heads to Baton Rouge on a journey to discover his past There he meets J.T., his father, and quickly gets drawn into J.T s drama and problems with the local mafia boss Through flashbacks, we slowly learn the truth about the circumstances surrounding Jimmy s birth and early life The characters all have hard luck stories and are struggling just to get by Jimmy and J.T are well developed which made it easy to care about them and feel invested in their story Connections, bonds and friendships seem to form quickly between the characters andthan once I felt the desperation, angst and need to belong that seemed to pull them together One of Parrish s strengths is the ability to create and write dialog that is natural, flowing and believable With this novel, I could not help but notice that his lyrical, rich prose to describe life and events that were not always pretty is certainly just as strong Well written and a must read for anyone looking for good writing, not just a good story 4 1 2 stars


  2. says:

    A couple of months ago, I read Tim Parrish s excellent memoir, Fear and What Follows, and was curious to see what he d do with a novel I was certainly not disappointed The Jumper is a page turner, a sensory experience, an auditory delight His cast of characters is as fascinating as it is believable the reader, although given generous amounts of information about all the characters, yearns to knowabout each one The reader is transported to the settings, from the dusty plains of Te A couple of months ago, I read Tim Parrish s excellent memoir, Fear and What Follows, and was curious to see what he d do with a novel I was certainly not disappointed The Jumper is a page turner, a sensory experience, an auditory delight His cast of characters is as fascinating as it is believable the reader, although given generous amounts of information about all the characters, yearns to knowabout each one The reader is transported to the settings, from the dusty plains of Texas to the swamp like atmosphere of industrial Baton Rouge A lesson in human frality, but also in our infinite possibilities


  3. says:

    Tim Parrish s first novel is gripping from the first chapter to the last More than just a good read, The Jumper broaches important themes for our day The portrayal of the main character, Jimmy, is spot on His means of coping with being illiterate dovetail nicely with his biological father J T s gambling addictions If you re familiar with Tim Parrish s previous collection of short stories, Red Stick Men, or his memoir, Fear and What Follows, then you won t be surprised to find a troubled fa Tim Parrish s first novel is gripping from the first chapter to the last More than just a good read, The Jumper broaches important themes for our day The portrayal of the main character, Jimmy, is spot on His means of coping with being illiterate dovetail nicely with his biological father J T s gambling addictions If you re familiar with Tim Parrish s previous collection of short stories, Red Stick Men, or his memoir, Fear and What Follows, then you won t be surprised to find a troubled father son relationship at the center of the novel In fact, Jimmy, an orphan, has several surrogate parents in the novel and none are completely faultless, though Parrish also finds a way to get us to sympathize, at least at moments, with all of his characters Race is an undercurrent of both the main narrative J.T., on the run from his creditors, now lives in a shotgun shack in a poor Black neighborhood of Baton Rouge and in the flashback scenes of J.T s life before Jimmy was born While the suspenseful plot keeps you turning pages like a thriller, the book also contains deep insights into a cross section of American life that we don t often encounter in fiction Parrish s portrayal of this Southern industrial city is both loving and disturbing, and at every moment it feels absolutely real This book ought to be required reading for any lover of Southern fiction or indeed any lover of twenty first century realism

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