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Ford, Jeffrey 1955-

Works: 34 works in 139 publications in 11 languages and 5,910 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Paranormal fiction  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction  Film noir 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS3556.O6997, 813.54
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Publications about Jeffrey Ford
Publications by Jeffrey Ford
Most widely held works about Jeffrey Ford
Most widely held works by Jeffrey Ford
The shadow year by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 816 libraries worldwide
In New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy laments the approaching close of summer and the advent of sixth grade. Growing up in a household with an overworked father whom he rarely sees, an alcoholic mother who paints wonderful canvases that are never displayed, an older brother who serves as both tormentor and protector, and a younger sister who inhabits her own secret world, the boy takes his amusements where he can find them. Some of his free time is spent in the basement of the family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with clay figurines representing friends and neighbors. And so the time passes with a not-always-reassuring sameness'until the night a prowler is reported stalking the neighborhood. Appointing themselves ad hoc investigators, the brothers set out to aid the police'while their little sister, Mary, smokes cigarettes, speaks in other voices, inhabits alternate personas ... and, unbeknownst to her older siblings, moves around the inanimate residents of Botch Town. But ensuing events add a shadowy cast to the boys' night games: disappearances, deaths, and spectral sightings capped off by the arrival of a sinister man in a long white car trawling the neighborhood after dark. Strangest of all is the inescapable fact that every one of these troubling occurrences seems to correspond directly to the changes little Mary has made to the miniature town in the basement. Not since Ray Bradbury's classic Dandelion Wine has a novel so richly evoked the dark magic of small-town boyhood. At once a hypnotically compelling mystery, a masterful re-creation of a unique time and place, a celebration of youth, and a poignant and disquieting portrait of home and family'all balancing on a razor's edge separating reality from the unsettlingly remarkable'The Shadow Year is a monumental new work from one of contemporary fiction's most fearless and inventive artists
The portrait of Mrs. Charbuque by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 586 libraries worldwide
A mysterious and richly evocative novel, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque tells the story of portraitist Piero Piambo, who is offered a commission unlike any other. The client is Mrs. Charbuque, a wealthy and elusive woman who asks Piambo to paint her portrait, though with one bizarre twist: he may question her at length on any topic, but he may not, under any circumstances, see her. So begins an astonishing journey into Mrs. Charbuque's world and the world of 1893 New York society in this hypnotically compelling literary thriller
The girl in the glass by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 571 libraries worldwide
During the Great Depression, a huckster who scams New York's rich with séances sees an image of a young girl in a pane of glass, and well aware that his otherworldly "pwers" are a sham, he inexorably offers his services to help find the child, drawing a young illegal Mexican immigrant along with him into a tangled maze of secrets and terrible experimentation
The yards by James Gray( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Released from prison after taking the fall for a group of his friends, Leo Handler just wants to get his life back on track. But when he takes a job with his powerfully inflential Uncle Frank and reconnects with his old friend Willie, Leo finds himself unwittingly drawn into a world of sabotage, high-stakes payoffs and even murder. Then, he discovers a secret that makes him the target of the city's most ruthless family--his own
The drowned life by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
In this mesmerizing blend of the familiar and the fantastic, multiple award-winning New York Times notable author Jeffrey Ford creates true wonders and infuses the mundane with magic. In tales marked by his distinctive, dark imagery and fluid, exhilarating prose, he conjures up an annual gale that transforms the real into the impossible, invents a strange scribble that secretly unites a significant portion of society, and spins the myriad dreams of a restless astronaut and his alien lover. Bizarre, beautiful, unsettling, and sublime, The Drowned Life showcases the exceptional talents of one of contemporary fiction's most original artists
The physiognomy by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 347 libraries worldwide
A man tries to save his love by mutilating her face. The setting is a dictatorship in which people are judged guilty or innocent by their facial features. The man is a government official, the woman a revolutionary
The empire of ice cream by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
"Mixing the mundane with the metaphysical, the pairings of the everyday and the extraordinary in this collection of short fiction yield supernatural results?a young musician perceives another world while drinking coffee, a fairy chronicles his busy life in a sandcastle during the changing tide, a demonic 16th-century chess set shows up in a New Jersey bar, and Charon, the boatman of hell, takes a few days vacation. Storylines both conventional and outlandish reveal humdrum routines as menacing, or imaginary worlds as perfectly familiar. Allusions to authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne reinforce the fantasy tradition in these tales, while understated humor and moments of sadness add a quirky unpredictability. Also included is the previously unpublished novella, "Botch Town," a coming-of-age story about a boy on Long Island whose family and friends live ordinary lives under threats both real and imagined. Each story is followed by a brief afterword that details its genesis."--Publisher's description
Memoranda by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 314 libraries worldwide
A healer enters an evil ruler's mind to find a cure for the sleeping sickness which the ruler has unleashed on a village. A journey into the surreal by the author of Physiognomy
A natural history of hell : stories by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
"Emily Dickinson takes a carriage ride with Death. A couple are invited over to a neighbor's daughter's exorcism. A country witch with a sea-captain's head in a glass globe intercedes on behalf of abused and abandoned children. A book of fantastic stories about the hell on earth that is living"--
The urban fantasy anthology by Peter S Beagle( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Star-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles--playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, and gritty urban noir. Whether they feature tattooed demon-hunters, angst-ridden vampires, supernatural gumshoes, or pixelated pixies, these authors--including Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint--mash-up traditional fare with pop culture, creating iconic characters, conflicted moralities
The fantasy writer's assistant : and other stories by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels℗ Vanitas, ℗ The Physiognomy, ℗ Memoranda, ℗ The Beyond, ℗ The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, ℗ The Girl in the Glass, ℗ The Cosmology of the Wider World, ℗ and℗ The Shadow Year.℗ His story collections are℗ The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, ℗ The Empire of Ice Cream, ℗ The Drowned Life, ℗ and℗ Crackpot Palace. Ford has published over one hundred short stories, which have appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies, from℗ the℗ Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction℗ to℗ The Oxford Book of American Short Stories.℗ He is the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award
Crackpot palace : stories by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
"The fourth collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award winning author of The Girl in the Glass and The Shadow Year"--
The beyond by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Reformed physiognomist Cley, the lone survivor of the Well-Built City, journeys to the end of creation, where he struggles to maintain his humanity
The best science fiction and fantasy of the year ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Collects the lastest science fiction and fantasy short stories from such authors as Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, K.J. Parker, Peter S. Bagle, and Jeffrey Ford
The beyond by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
La forma dell'ombra by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Vanitas by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The cosmology of the wider world by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A modern fable based on the labyrinths created by us all Belius has led a peaceful if not uneventful existence until now, as far as minotaurs & rsquo; lives go. He mostly keeps to his house, avoiding anyone outside of his family. Despite his human parents & rsquo; efforts to shield him from the potential hysteria of the townspeople, Belius hears about something beyond his home & rsquo;s walls, even beyond the town itself & mdash;something called the Wider World. He decides to explore this strange place where the possibilities far outnumber those of the mundane real world. Here, Belius has a chance to be the minotaur he has always wanted to be. He is joined by Vashti the owl and Pezimote the tortoise, creatures that provide the philosophical guidance he will need if he is to complete his physical and metaphysical journey. From World Fantasy Award winner Jeffrey Ford, The Cosmology of the Wider World is about the hopes, dreams, and visions we create for ourselves. This ebook includes an introduction by Jeff VanderMeer
Digital domains : a decade of science fiction and fantasy ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A girl who eats dreams, a woman who chooses the apes, and a barbarian hero rendered as a collage. Datlow collects some of the best and most controversial of the stories from the webzines-- now in print for the first time
Creatures : thirty years of monsters ( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Jeffrey Ford Amerikaans romanschrijver
Jeffrey Ford auteur de romans de science-fiction
Jeffrey Ford US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Форд, Джеффри
Форд, Джеффри 1955-
جفری فورد نویسنده آمریکایی
포드, 제프리 1955-
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English (85)
French (10)
Japanese (8)
Russian (5)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (4)
Italian (3)
Polish (2)
Korean (2)
Croatian (1)
Serbian (1)
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