She Drove Without Stopping: A Novel

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1990 - 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


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About the author (1990)

Jaimy Gordon, from Baltimore, went to Antioch College and Brown University and now teaches fiction writing at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Her work on She Drove Without Stopping was supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. She is the author of the underground classic, Shamp of the City-Solo.

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