She drove without stopping: a novel

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1990 - Fiction - 390 pages
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At 21, Jane is a frankly sexual creature, footloose and imprudent. She trades her dormitory room for a deserted house on the outskirts of town which she shares with Jimmy, a wandering Adonis. Her unorthodox lifestyle takes her across numerous obstacles, but her quest for independence culminates in Los Angeles where she saves herself.

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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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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

I must have read this shortly after it was published, though I thought it was an older novel at the time because of its setting in the 1960's. I was in high school, and it put a few cracks in the ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

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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