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The Resource Miss Jane

Miss Jane

Label
Miss Jane
Title
Miss Jane
Statement of responsibility
Brad Watson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year"Gorgeous...A writer of profound emotional depths." —New York Times Book Review Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Drawing on the true story of his great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that excludes her from the roles traditional for a woman of her time and place and frees her to live her life as she pleases. With irrepressible vitality and generosity of spirit, Miss Jane mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still
Summary
A tale inspired by the story of the author's great-aunt explores the life of a woman in early 20th-century rural Mississippi whose genital birth defect prevents her marriageability as she endures the hardships of farm life, observes the erotic qualities of nature and shares a relationship with a boy who loves but is forced to leave her
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10515965
Cataloging source
DLC
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Watson, Brad
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Miss Jane
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780393285444
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Miss Jane
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780393285444
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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