Miles DeMott http://apr.org en Fear Not the Jackal http://apr.org/post/fear-not-jackal <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Fear Not the Jackal</p><p>Author: Miles DeMott</p><p>Publisher: Word Truck 2012</p><p>Pages: 221</p><p>Price: $14.95 (paper)</p><p>Miles DeMott had considerable success with a self-published novel, “Family Meeting,” in 2010 and now is back with “Fear Not the Jackal.”</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Don Noble 24997 at http://apr.org Fear Not the Jackal Family Meeting: A Novel http://apr.org/post/family-meeting-novel <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d69d0e0683e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d69d0e0683e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d69d0e0683e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-953059.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>When a writer wishes to have a number of characters reveal their stories, some structuring device must be found. Through an omniscient narrator, DeMott makes the reader privy to the conversations at the actual meetings of the family and to the various private conversations of the participants.</p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:17:00 +0000 Don Noble 1894 at http://apr.org Family Meeting: A Novel Family Meeting: A Novel by Miles DeMott http://apr.org/post/family-meeting-novel-miles-demott <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d69d0e0249c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d69d0e0249c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d69d0e0249c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-952555.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>When a writer wishes to have a number of characters reveal their stories, some structuring device must be found. Chaucer has a group of pilgrims entertain each other on the road to Canterbury. Boccaccio puts a group of people in northern Italy in a country house to wait out the plague, and their stories constitute "The Decameron." Miles DeMott has chosen a different and thoroughly modern way.</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:11:00 +0000 Don Noble 1887 at http://apr.org Family Meeting: A Novel by Miles DeMott