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Random House, 1975 - African American women - 185 pages
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Here is Gayl Jones's classic novel, the tale of blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the nineteenth-century slave master who fathered both her grandmother and mother."Corregidora is the most brutally honest and painful revelation of what has occurred, and is occurring, in the souls of Black men and women."--James Baldwin

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Jones' prose is tight and precise. - Goodreads
I admire Jones for writing this in the 70's. - Goodreads
... i don't know how i feel about the ending. - Goodreads
Needed more of an ending. - Goodreads

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The cover of this edition makes it look like a horror movie--and that's not at all wrong. An intense novel, terse as a modern lyric, a monologue organized around its central image: the three ... Read full review

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Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University, and has taught a Wellesley College and the University of Michigan. Her other books include THE HEALING (1998 National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and many others.

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