Jim Grimsley





Jim Grimsley

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in Pollocksville, North Carolina, The United States
January 01, 1955

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Jim Grimsley is a playwright and novelist. Jim's first novel, Winter Birds, was published by Algonquin Books in 1994. The novel won the 1995 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and received a special citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Jim's second novel, Dream Boy, won the American Library Association GLBT Award for Literature (the Stonewall Prize) and was a Lambda finalist. His third novel, My Drowning, was released in January 1997 by Algonquin Books and for it he was named Georgia Author of the Year. His fourth novel, Comfort & Joy, was published in October, 1999, and was a Lambda finalist. A fantasy novel, Kirith Kirin, was published by Meisha Merlin Books in 2000 and won the...more


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Dream Boy
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,627 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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Comfort and Joy
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 816 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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Kirith Kirin
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 522 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Winter Birds
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 1992 — 12 editions
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My Drowning
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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Boulevard
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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The Ordinary
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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The Last Green Tree
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Jesus Is Sending You This M...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2008
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Mr. Universe: And Other Plays
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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“He asks, in a softer voice, "Does your arm still hurt?"
You touch it with your hand. The big ache is gone, leaving only the little, underneath ache that will gather and swell against the bone. The blood leaks out of the vein where he grabbed you. But you say, "It's better now.”
Jim Grimsley, Winter Birds

“Why do men stay together? It is easy to understand why they fuck, but why do they stay together, what is the answer? Why do they live in the same house, share meals together, argue about money and parents, why do they have pets, plant begonias, bring home birthday cakes? Where are the children, where is the sense of permanence, what is the tie that binds?

Yet they slept peacefully, side by side, and the body of one became adjusted to the rhythm of the other, and the breathing of one slowed the breathing of the other, and they dreamed in tandem and shared fragments of each other's dreams, and they grew more like each other day by day, not in personality, but in the fissures of the brain, because, seeing the same things every day, day after day, they laid down crevices in themselves that were the same shape, that were the same events written into memory, and this was enough, without words, to keep them silent about the fact of their hates and their fears, their deep concerns about each other, and the certainty that one of them would die first and neither of them knew which one it would be. The certainty that one of them would leave first, and that only by waiting could they learn which of the two.”
Jim Grimsley, Comfort and Joy
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“Words created the future, exacerbated problems, raised barriers between them. But in the silence of Ford's sleep, Ford could love Dan easily; in the stillness of Ford's rest, Dan could adore him without question or fear.”
Jim Grimsley, Comfort and Joy

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