The Book of Jon
The Book of Jon


With a seamless weave of letters, reminiscences, poems and journal entries, Sikelianos creates a loving portrait-and an unblinking indictment-of her father. Jon, a multitalented, eccentric visionary, emerges as a brilliant, charming, irresponsible, frustrating, and ultimately tragic hero.

This is a saga of the rise and fall of family lines-a tale marked by bohemia, Greek poets, intellectuals, drugs and homelessness. It is the story of eccentrics and survivors, the strength of personal vision and the nature of addiction, and what it does to families. An exquisitely rendered exploration of the harrowing and motivating forces of family, history, and individual choices.

Eleni Sikelianos' previous books include Earliest Worlds and the National Poetry Series winner The Monster Lives of Boys & Girls. She lives in Boulder, CO.

Title The Book of Jon
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 October 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 140 p.
ISBN-10 0872864367
ISBN-13 9780872864368
Publication Date 01 October 2004
Main content page count 140
Dimensions 4.5 x 7 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $11.95
 


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