Monday, November 15, 2010

Andy Jones, Jack and Jesus, November 16, St. John's, Newfoundland

On Tuesday, November 16, Running the Goat Books & Broadsides will launch Andy Jones' Jack and the Manger at the LSPU Hall in St. John's. Illustrated by Darka Erdelji, who collaborated with Jones on Running the Goat's internationally acclaimed The Queen of Paradise's Garden, this Christmas "Jack tale" is both funny and poignant.

The Jack tales were originally Germanic oral stories, used for "the edification of princes." Jack is an archetypal Everyman, but in this case he is also a particular individual: Andy Jones comes through loud and clear, while maintaining the integrity of the Jack tradition. Even if you're not a prince, or a princess, there's no doubt you'll be edified by Jones' unique retelling of the Nativity story.

The launch features music by Sandy Morris and Graham Wells, and a cash bar too.



Listen to an excerpt from Rattling Books' unabridged audio edition of Andy Jones' Letters from Uncle Val. An outharbour gentleman, Uncle Val is having a difficult time adjusting to his new home in the 'burbs of St. John's. You can hear the entire story of his trials and tribulations by purchasing an MP3 download of Uncle Val, or the audio CD.