Miss Jane: A Novel

Miss Jane: A Novel

by Brad Watson

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Overview

Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year


"Gorgeous…A writer of profound emotional depths." —New York Times Book Review

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. Drawing on the true story of his great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that excludes her from the roles traditional for a woman of her time and place and frees her to live her life as she pleases. With irrepressible vitality and generosity of spirit, Miss Jane mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still.



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ISBN-13: 9780393354386
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 242,824
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brad Watson (1955—2020) taught creative writing at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. His first collection, Last Days of the Dog-Men, won the Sue Kauffman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts & Letters; his first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and his Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Hometown:

Wyoming

Date of Birth:

July 24, 1955

Place of Birth:

Meridian, Mississippi

Education:

Meridian Junior College; B.A., Mississippi State University, 1978; M.F.A., University of Alabama, 1985

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