Corregidora

Corregidora

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by Gayl Jones
     
 

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Corregidora is Gayl Jones's classic novel: the tale of a blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the 19th century slave master who fathered both her grandmother and mother. This is a highly impactive novel wrought with sexual tensions and taboo family secrets. The narrative is interspersed with elliptical stories and memories that bring intense emotions to the… See more details below

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Corregidora is Gayl Jones's classic novel: the tale of a blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the 19th century slave master who fathered both her grandmother and mother. This is a highly impactive novel wrought with sexual tensions and taboo family secrets. The narrative is interspersed with elliptical stories and memories that bring intense emotions to the surface of the reader's consciousness.

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Corregidora is the most brutally honest and painful revelation of what has occurred, and is occurring, in the souls of Black men and women. -James Baldwin

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ISBN-13:
9780394493237
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1975

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