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The Gin Girl: A Novel
     

The Gin Girl: A Novel

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by River Jordan
 

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Fiction. The new book of fiction from River Jordan, THE GIN GIRL, captures the essence of Florida and those who inhabit its salty marsh. Jordan "makes you care about the people she writes about, even the ones you might not like--but more then that, she makes you see them. Her literary spice rack has everything you need to put together a good book, and this was fun

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Fiction. The new book of fiction from River Jordan, THE GIN GIRL, captures the essence of Florida and those who inhabit its salty marsh. Jordan "makes you care about the people she writes about, even the ones you might not like--but more then that, she makes you see them. Her literary spice rack has everything you need to put together a good book, and this was fun to taste" --Rick Bragg. Jordan's prose effectively paints images of Florida's sparsely inhabited landscape. Her images encompass characters "as haunted and lovely and endangered as the land they cherish"--Janis Owens.

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ISBN-13:
9781931982177
Publisher:
Livingston Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.84(d)

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The Gin Girl: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Years after the deaths of her father and best friend, Mary returns from self-imposed exile to the swampy island of her childhood in search of answers, but too broken by painful memories and guilt to even know the questions. River Jordan has craftily weaved a collection of quirky islanders, drifters, and has-beens into Mary¿s world, forming the wildest support group known to man. From Edna, the one-armed giant ex-con, to Esther, the blind, all-seeing snake milker, they are loyally by her side as she survives racist cops, hurricane winds, dead bodies to bury, burn, and dig up, stolen police files, dirty G-men, even a marriage proposal. As she searches for the truth and the dull, alcoholic haze lifts, the warped humanity of her group of friends helps heal her heart (as well as her snakebite). Ms. Jordan¿s vivid descriptions and clever, witty dialogue have created a thoroughly enjoyable intriguing read that will keep you up through the night, laughing and crying with Mary. It¿s a unique original--nothing out there like it!