Jacket weather : a novel
- ROMANCE DECA (CEN)
First Soft Skull edition.
New York : Soft Skull Press, 2021.
256 pages; 21 cm
"Jacket Weather is told in fragments of narrative, snatches of conversation, and bits of reflection and weather, and set in present-day New York, about June and Mike, who knew each other in the downtown music scene in the '80s and who meet again after twenty years and fall in love. But they're in their fifties when they do, so the book is also about mortality, because all of a sudden it seems like there's barely enough time for them. Besides June and Mike, the book is populated by the old guys Mike talks to at the Y and June's best friend Jane, a sort of fairy godmother who's also a tough old broad from the music business. Jacket Weather collapses ten years of these people telling anecdotes and exchanging recipes and roaming around New York to create an island in time's flow"--