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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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This is a powerful and haunting novel that centers around a blues singer named Ursa who grapples with a horrible and tragic family history that involves a slave owner who fathered her mother and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

had to read because both Morrison and Baldwin really liked it! it was short + really good--involves preserving evidence of sexual violence during slavery through family oral history, which has an ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

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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