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Grimsley, Jim 1955-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 139 publications in 7 languages and 6,681 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Christmas stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3557.R4949, 813.54
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Dream boy by Jim Grimsley( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 823 libraries worldwide
In a small Southern town, Nathan, an unloved boy abused by his father forms a friendship with Roy, a boy next door. While studying algebra on Roy's bed, they engage in sexual acts, run off together, and drama follows. By the author of Winter Birds
My drowning : a novel by Jim Grimsley( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 810 libraries worldwide
An old woman's reminiscences of a childhood spent in the tobacco and cotton fields of rural North Carolina. The father was illiterate, the mother drunk and life was lived in constant squalor
The ordinary by Jim Grimsley( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Jim Grimsley's novels and short stories have been favorably compared to the works of Samuel R. Delany, Jack Vance, and Ursula K. Le Guin. Now he unleashes and ambitious and audacious collision between science and magic. The Twil Gate links two very different realms. On one side of the portal is Senal, an advanced technological civilization of some thiry billion inhabitants, all cybernetically linked and at war with machine intelligences many light-years away. On the other side is Irion, a land of myth and legend, where the world is flat and mighty wizards once ruled. Jedda Martele is a linguist and trader from Senal. Although fascinated by the languages and cultures of Irion, she shares her people's asssumption that Irion is backward and superstitious and no match for her homeland's superior numbers and technology. But as the two realms march inevitably toward war, Jedda finds herself at the center of historic, unimaginable events that will challenge everything she has ever believed about the world--and herself. The Ordinary is a powerful and entrancing tale of magic, science, and the mysterious truth that binds them together
Comfort & joy : a novel by Jim Grimsley( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 649 libraries worldwide
A romance between two homosexuals who come from a different class. One is a doctor from an old Savannah family, the other's family originates from the backwoods of North Carolina, on top of which he is HIV positive
Winter birds by Jim Grimsley( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 630 libraries worldwide
A novel of domestic violence. Its perpetrator is Bobjay Crell, who is not the man he used to be. Since losing his arm in a farm accident he has been at the mercy of doctors, unforgiving landlords and the cruel farm bosses who deny him work. So he takes it out on his family, terrorizing his wife and their five small children, but one day they make their stand
Boulevard : a novel by Jim Grimsley( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Newell never really belonged in Pastel, Alabama. Ready for a change, he buys a one-way ticket to New Orleans. It's 1978 and the rambunctious city beckons with its famous promise of bright lights, excitement, and men everywhere. Newell finds a job in a pornographic bookstore and rents a room in the French Quarter. His good nature, good looks, and a daring stunt in a popular bar make him a quick favorite. Soon he has friends. Some are harmless, like Henry, a pudgy sidekick who's a frequent denizen of the porn shop's movie booths. Others prove more dangerous, like party-boy Mark, Newell's first beau, who has a penchant for recreational drugs. Finally, Newell encounters the volatile Jack, who shows Newell the blackest heart of the city. This novel reveals what can happen when dreams are fulfilled.--From publisher description
The last green tree by Jim Grimsley( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Three hundred years after the Conquest, as the Great Mage rules over all humankind, the long peace is over as a mysterious and omnipotent force rises on the planet Aramen, where sentient trees keep human symbionts as slaves
Forgiveness by Jim Grimsley( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
A blackly comic tale of a bankrupt accounting executive who dreams of achieving stardom in the only way a pathetic failure can -- by murdering his wife
Mr. Universe and other plays by Jim Grimsley( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
George Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Playwright; Bryan Prize for Drama by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In this collection, critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley reveals his great gifts as a playwright in four powerful, award-winning plays presenting different worlds in collision and convergence. In Mr. Universe, the rescue of a mute bodybuilder from the gritty streets of New Orleans by a couple of drag queens brings out the best and worst in them. In The Lizard of Tarsus, an imprisoned Jesus (called J.) is interrogated by an ambitious follower, Paul of Tarsus. In The Borderland, neighboring families representing two very different social classes are brought together during a storm. And in Math and Aftermath, the two worlds of pornography and nuclear testing collide during a film shoot in the Marshall Islands. These plays (introduced by Romulus Linney, Reynolds Price, Kaye Gibbons, and Craig Lucas) demonstrate the differences that are matters of perception; together they establish Grimsley as a dramatist with imagination and nerve. A STAGE AND SCREEN BOOK CLUB selection
Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Jesus is sending you this message : (stories) by Jim Grimsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
"An expedition into the complex nature of human existence, Jim Grimsley's elegant and dexterous stories slowly, with a powerful voice, take an iron grip on his readers and offer an authentic vision of a stark, and oftening unforgiving, world. Grimsley explores the dark edges and limitations of the human soul in this collection: a bachelor believes Jesus is sending him a message on his commuter train; an oil tycoon finds the meaning of life in a wayward jet; a young southern woman hopes to find a larger purpose to life before it's too late. Grimsley's fondness for fantasy and sci-fi elements, such as human cloning, often show up in his stories, lending his writing another layer of the fantastical."--Page 4 of cover
<> by Jim Grimsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dream boy : nach dem Bestseller-Roman von Jim Grimsley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Based on the novel by Jim Grimsley, "Dream Boy" chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late 70's. (Internet Movie Database, www.imdb.com)
Paul Green's The house of Connelly : a critical edition by Paul Green( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"The House of Connelly is comparable to the writing of Tennessee Williams. A new edition of the play, it includes both the original tragic ending and the revised ending Green wrote. Provided are the writing, production and publication history, a scene-by-scene critical analysis, and a discussion of the 1934 film adaptation, Carolina"--
True fiction : an essay by Jim Grimsley( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The author of Winter birds discusses the autobiographical basis for his novel
Dream boy by James Bolton( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late 70's
Math and Aftermath by Theatre Passe Muraille Archives( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Kirisu = kirin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
The south rises again [the renaissance of southern fiction] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jim Grimsley, March 11, 1998 ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jim Grimsley American writer
Jim Grimsley US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
גרימסלי, ג׳ים 1955-
גרימסלי, ג'ים
グリムズリー, ジム
Languages
English (83)
German (19)
French (12)
Spanish (4)
Hebrew (3)
Dutch (3)
Japanese (1)
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