Miles DeMott

Fear Not the Jackal

Jan 28, 2013

Fear Not the Jackal

Author: Miles DeMott

Publisher: Word Truck 2012

Pages: 221

Price: $14.95 (paper)

Miles DeMott had considerable success with a self-published novel, “Family Meeting,” in 2010 and now is back with “Fear Not the Jackal.”

Family Meeting: A Novel

Feb 17, 2011

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.

Audio ?2011 Alabama Public Radio

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.

Audio ? 2010 Alabama Public Radio