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Miss Jane

Miss Jane

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Publisher Price: $15.95

ISBN10: 0393354385
ISBN13: 9780393354386
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
Published: Jul 11 2017
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.45
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.40 Depth: 8.20
Language: English

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.

Now, drawing on the story of his own great-aunt, Watson explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central uses for a woman in that time and place: sex and marriage. From the highly erotic world of nature around her to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the country doctor who befriends her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, Miss Jane Chisolm and her world are anything but barren.

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