Practical Jean is Trevor Cole’s third novel. Published by McCelland & Stewart in Canada, Harper Perennial in the United States, it was shortlisted for the Writer’s Trust Award and won the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
Practical Jean tells the story of Jean, a middle aged woman from a small town whose mother has recently died, and Jean’s wish to protect her closest friends from the indignities of aging.
A group of Studio 12 members decided to photograph various scenes from the book and these are presented here along with a short documentary video on the making of some of these images.
Behind the Scenes Video
A short video on the making of some of the images above: