Michael Jacot is a Toronto writer and film-maker, with five novels, two stage plays, and numerous television and screen dramas to his credit. his film-maker's eye and dramatic sense illuminate his fine novels. Jacot's poignant book, An Emerald for Iamanja, about the Quixotian journey of a Brazilian street urchin, was published in 1990.
The Last Butterfly
The Last Butterfly: Beautiful and heartbreaking â€¦ It is in the changing of one man â€¦ that one finds the most moving movements of the novel, as Antonin, the hasbeen clown, becomes a kind of hero of the human spirit. (Publisherâ€™s Weekly)
There is a deftness and economy in Mr. Jacotâ€™s characterizations, and a sense of dread of such immediacy as to render the novel all too memorable. (Saturday Review/World).
A simple unforgettable film unrolls before you as you read The Last Butterfly â€¦ the horrors are implicit but hidden â€¦ The happiness, the laughter, is as real as the despair. Ane more lasting. (Atlantic Monthly)