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Ford, Jeffrey 1955-

Works: 36 works in 126 publications in 11 languages and 5,645 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3556.O6997, 813.54
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Publications about Jeffrey Ford
Publications by Jeffrey Ford
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Ford
The shadow year by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 914 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
The portrait of Mrs. Charbuque by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Piero Piambo, the leading portraitist in 1890s New York, recieves a bizarre commision. He will be paid a large fee to paint the portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, and although he can ask her any question, he must never look upon his subject
The girl in the glass by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 621 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 urban fantasy anthology ( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 555 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 drowned life by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 444 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 empire of ice cream by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 369 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
The yards by James Gray( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 357 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 physiognomy by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 352 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
Memoranda by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 335 libraries worldwide
A worthy sequel ... a surreal landscape of events, objects, and characters ... Reading Ford's vivid descriptions of Below's bizarre subconscious is like stepping view of memory and desire is as intriguing as it is haunting ... Admirers of The Physiognomy will prize this book
The fantasy writer's assistant : and other stories by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 264 libraries worldwide
The beyond by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 200 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
Crackpot palace : stories by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
"The fourth collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award winning author of The Girl in the Glass and The Shadow Year."
Eclipse four : new science fiction and fantasy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by such authors as Emma Bull, Jeffrey Ford, Michael Stanwick, and Jo Walton
In search of : and others by Will Ludwigsen( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Creatures : thirty years of monsters ( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
La forma dell'ombra by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Digital domains : a decade of science fiction and fantasy ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 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
Vanitas by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Yurisok ŭi sonyŏ : changp'yŏn sosŏl by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Korean and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Portret missis Sharbuk : [roman] by Jeffrey Ford( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Russian and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Форд, Джеффри 1955-
English (79)
French (8)
Chinese (4)
Russian (4)
Polish (3)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Croatian (1)
Serbian (1)
Korean (1)
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