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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jerry Jaffe  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1928 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Jerry Jaffe on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jaffe lives in suburban Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jerry Jaffe, award-winning writer, traveler and professor, is conversant in five languages. He has written material for the US Army, and a one-act play for the music director of a popular cruise ship line.

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Titles At Your Library

One More Time, Jennie Darling
ISBN: 1475929889

iUniverse. 2012

Jerry Jaffe makes an exciting entrance on the literary stage with his intriguing debut novel, One More Time, Jennie Darling, a story that pulls you in and doesn't let go, with a twist that's too good to give away -Stefan Schumacher, author of Death by Strip Mall "In this ingenious take on 'Be careful what you wish for you may get it' Steve Dennis' big break comes with show biz's heaviest price tag. Shades and shadows lurk throughout Jerry Jaffe's debut novel as he explores the double-edged sword that is fame in a world where sincerity is elusive, his hapless hero parades through venues of self-destruction, inhaling the most dangerous drug of all: illusion" -Gary McLouth, author of Do No Harm and Natural Causes "Characterization is Jaffe's calling card: he has 'cast' this Hollywood novel with credible, engaging people, from the 'names above the title' to the 'supporting players' His narrative is rife with the plausible surprises that comprise the Holy Grail of fiction. The book is also cleverly and elegantly structured, with several chilling echoes and repetitions-for effect, a few well-timed point-of-view shifts, and an italicized set-piece at the novel's dead center that will take your breath away. This may be the story of a nightmare, but the craft of it, the writing itself? That's the stuff of dreams" -Paul McComas, author of Unforgettable, Planet of the Dates, and Unplugged, from his Foreword

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