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Publisher Comments:

To help her granddaughter accept the risks of loving, Sadie Watson mines her memory for the tale of the unquenchable love of her life, Jim. Sadie's Jim was an ambitious young slave and seer who, when faced with the prospect of being sold, escaped down the Mississippi with a white boy named Huck Finn. Sadie is suddenly left alone, worried about her children, reviled as a witch, punished for Jim's escape, and convinced her husband is dead. But Sadie's will and her love for Jim animate her life and see her through.

Told with spare eloquence and mirroring the true stories of countless slave women, My Jim recreates one of the most controversial characters in American literature. A nuanced critique of the great American novel, My Jim is a haunting and inspiring story about freedom, longing, and the remarkable endurance of love.

Review:

"A wonderful first-person narrative...both a love story and a chronicle of a brutal time in American history." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"My Jim is a compelling, eloquently written novel that can stand on its own merits beside the great works that inspired it." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Rawles's affecting spin-off of Twain's classic gives the resilient Sadie Watson a harrowing story and a powerful voice to tell it." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"In a spare, naturalistic style that's reminiscent of oral history, Rawles covers territory Twain did not....As heart-wrenching a personal history as any recorded in American literature." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

A spare and beautiful meditation on love and loss, this novel follows the life of Sadie, the abandoned wife of the escaped slave Jim from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

About the Author

Nancy Rawles is an award-winning novelist and playwright. Her novel Love Like Gumbo was the recipient of the American Book Award. She lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400054015
Author:
Rawles, Nancy
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
historical fiction;slavery;fiction;african american;love
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 5 in 9.8031 lb

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Product details 192 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9781400054015 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wonderful first-person narrative...both a love story and a chronicle of a brutal time in American history."
"Review" by , "My Jim is a compelling, eloquently written novel that can stand on its own merits beside the great works that inspired it."
"Review" by , "Rawles's affecting spin-off of Twain's classic gives the resilient Sadie Watson a harrowing story and a powerful voice to tell it."
"Review" by , "In a spare, naturalistic style that's reminiscent of oral history, Rawles covers territory Twain did not....As heart-wrenching a personal history as any recorded in American literature."
"Synopsis" by , A spare and beautiful meditation on love and loss, this novel follows the life of Sadie, the abandoned wife of the escaped slave Jim from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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