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Inhaltsangabe: Jacob Ericson is a quiet, kind, and somewhat simple man who works as a ranch hand for crotchety Professor Carter and his crippled daughter, Sharon, in California's Mojave Desert in the 1920s. Jacob is a good man, genuine, honorable, but hardly extraordinary--until he miraculously heals a dying calf with his hands.
However, while he is content to cure the town's animals, it isn't long before he is persuaded to use his gift in other ways. When Sharon, whom he adores, begs him to heal her leg, he cannot deny her.
His acquiescence causes them both to be exploited. Sharon runs away to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of stardom. Jacob follows her, hopeful that they will meet again. And they do--as miserable performers in a seedy stage show. While they plan their escape from the dreary stage life, Jacob is asked to heal a self-absorbed young millionaire. And with his assent, Jacob's plans, and all of his dreams, begin to crumble.
Written in tight, vivid, and seamlessly crafted prose, this previously unpublished tale by two of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century shows the dangers a magical gift holds for even the noblest of characters.
Rezension: This collaborative effort between Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood, from a film project they were contracted to write in the late 1930s, was discovered in a trunk at Huxley's estate by actress Sharon Stone, who was researching the author's work for a film based on one of his short stories. Jacob's Hands is a novella-length film treatment for a script about a ranch hand who, after learning that he has the gift of healing, becomes disillusioned when he discovers that mending a broken body does not always heal a tormented soul. The slim volume proves both mesmerizing and moving, and the use of the present tense lends an air of innocence and mystery to the story, while the book's emotional undercurrents and passions stir up deeper, troubling responses. Jacob's Hands is a complex, disquieting modern fairy tale unlike anything else by either author, and a fascinating artifact of their Hollywood careers. --Michael Bronski
Titel: Jacob's Hands: A Fable
Verlag: St. Martin's Griffin
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312243065I3N00
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312243065I5N00
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312243065I3N00
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2738508438
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2750957037
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin. Buchzustand: Fair. Acceptable condition. Dampstained. Buchnummer des Verkäufers B19B-01275
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP91103357
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin, 1999. Buchzustand: As New. 1st. N/A. Book in almost Brand New condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95586491
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Griffin, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0312243065
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803122430674.0