Slackjaw

  • by: Reviewed By Katy Read , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 20, 1999 - 10:00 PM

''Slackjaw'' opens with author Jim Knipfel calling a suicide hot line, despondent over his failing vision, ready to do himself in -- and cracking jokes. When the phone volunteer informs him that razors rarely work, he asks what method she'd recommend instead. The dark humor turns to horror when he actually cuts his wrists. But by the time he's taken to the emergency room, he's back to the wisecracks.

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