My Jim: A Novel

My Jim: A Novel

by Nancy Rawles
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My Jim: A Novel by Nancy Rawles

To help her granddaughter accept the risks of loving, Sadie Watson mines her memory for the tale of the unquenchable love of her life, Jim. Sadie’s Jim was an ambitious young slave and seer who, when faced with the prospect of being sold, escaped down the Mississippi with a white boy named Huck Finn. Sadie is suddenly left alone, worried about her children, reviled as a witch, punished for Jim’s escape, and convinced her husband is dead. But Sadie’s will and her love for Jim animate her life and see her through.

Told with spare eloquence and mirroring the true stories of countless slave women, My Jim recreates one of the most controversial characters in American literature. A nuanced critique of the great American novel, My Jim is a haunting and inspiring story about freedom, longing, and the remarkable endurance of love.

Look for the Reader’s Group Guide at the back of this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400054008
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/11/2005
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nancy Rawles is an award-winning novelist and playwright. Her novel Love Like Gumbo was the recipient of the American Book Award. She lives in Seattle.

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My Jim 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A surprisingly clever and touching story that brings to life a different perspective of an old classic. From the language that sets you back into the time, to the very visual writing style of the author, although the story is written from a woman's perspective, as a man I found this book to be a most enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once I started readng this book it was difficult to stop..... Its a telling tale of one woman's (Sadie) struggel through slavery a tribute to one womans tenacity to endure a period of American History that should never be forgotten..... .