joyride: haibun of Jennifer Hambrick
This collection of haibun is indeed a travelogue. Jennifer Hambrick’s award-winning haibun take us from one place to another, but these tales also traverse the delicate, awkward, and hilarious territory between the seasons of life. joyride is reminiscent of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, in search of the inherent goodness in people, despite their circumstances and quirks. Hambrick reiterates that joy is not only a contagious outlook but a reliable tonic-something that our souls need.
Right Out So I’m seven years old, and a bunch of my relatives take me to the family cemetery. “I’m gonna be put right here,” my great aunt says, standing on my grandfather’s grave, and pointing to the next plot over. Freaked me right out. I mean, no way am I ever stepping on dead people. family reunion the colors of sunset on a fresh peach
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2021