Ordinary Sins

Ordinary Sins
Ordinary Sins (back cover)

Ordinary Sins

“Funny and heartbreaking, droll and wise.” —SANDS HALL
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Modeled after the character sketches of Theophrastus—the ancient Greek philosopher who created this literary form—Ordinary Sins deftly introduces a series of oddly recognizable individuals. A boy curses the world following his first trip to daycare. A man takes up writing to discover what it means to be anonymous. A girl becomes so enamored with cherries that they begin to blossom from her ears. In all these brief interactions—moving from a nightly Sad Hour hosted by a bar to the moonlit sandbox of a retired army general—we see not just the richness of these characters but ourselves, as Jim Heynen moves beyond quirks and eccentricities to capture an essential humanity.

 Augmented by the deeply evocative illustrations of renowned artist Tom Pohrt, Ordinary Sins is a collection to be treasured by story lovers and collectors of beautifully made books alike.

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5.75 × 8.75 × 0.5 in
8.7 oz
Jim Heynen

Jim Heynen is the author of, most recently, Ordinary Sins and The Fall of Alice K. Born on a farm in Northwest Iowa, Heynen was formerly the Books Editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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