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"It takes so long to see you are a slave," muses one character in these lyrical, sometimes bitingly funny chronicles of women breaking out of imposed roles.?"Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant "chronicles the dreams of misplaced waitresses, prostitutes and other working girls, the survival techniques of secretaries too smart to take orders. Using narrative elements poetically, Sheehan subverts the notion of linear storytelling, creating kaleidoscopic stories by layering and contrasting various elements.
About the Author
Aurelie Sheehan, the director of the creative writing program at the University of Arizona, has received a Pushcart Prize, a Camargo Fellowship, and the Jack Kerouac Literary Award.