She Drove Without Stopping: A Novel

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McPherson & Company, Oct 1, 1993 - Fiction - 390 pages
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Perhaps the ultimate woman's road novel, She Drove Without Stopping presents young Jane Turner's cross-country journey toward self-possession. As she refuses to turn back from a terrain we all know is dangerous to women, her wit wrestles with the violence she encounters on a risky odyssey. She Drove Without Stopping is a lusty and forthright novel. Jaimy Gordon, whose earlier books have earned her reputation as a brilliant stylist, here tells the story of a very young, very bold American woman deciding what she wants. In Jane Turner she has created a character so fresh, so self-consumed and self-righteous, that she reveals secrets of a special and particularly American type of woman.

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

Sheesh! Where to begin? How do you boil down, summarize, explain or critique a story as big and complex as SHE DROVE WITHOUT STOPPING? It's a novel that is so unique it seems to defy easy comparisons ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jamee Zielke - Goodreads

Pretentious. Disturbing. Tough read. It was a lot of work reading this book. Read full review

About the author (1993)

Jaimy Gordon was born in Baltimore, took degrees from Antioch College and Brown University, and now teaches at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and an Academy-Institute Award from the American Institute of Arts and Letters. In addition to three previous novels (Bogeywoman, She Drove Without Stopping, Shamp of the City-Solo), she has published poetry, plays, short stories, and essays. Other book publications include The Bend, The Lip, The Kid: Reallife Stories (poetry: Sun Press), Private T. Pigeon's Tale (long story: Treacle Press), Circumspections on an Equestrian Statue (novella: Burning Deck Press), and The Fall of Poxdown (longpoem chapbook: Hellcoal Press). With Peter Blickle, she has translated several works of Maria Beig from the German.

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