Jim Harrison | Criticism

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SOURCE: “At Home in the World,” in Los Angeles Times Book Review, August 14, 1994, p. 8.

In the following review, Cherry finds that the novellas contained in Julip, are beautifully written and fit well together as a collection.

How life gets into art is mysterious and miraculous. A writer shapes some fictional clay, breathes a few words and then—maybe!—the clay stands up and goes for a walk. Jim Harrison's new book, Julip, performs this amazing act of creation three times, in three novellas that seize us by the hand and take us on three different paths through the world.

In the title novella, we experience the world among women; in “The Seven-Ounce Man” we experience a Native American world; and in “The Beige Dolorosa” we visit a largely Latino world. What is surpassingly wonderful is that all three fictional experiences are so lively. Rollicking and sad, hilarious and...

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