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Beacon Press, Feb 15, 1987 - Fiction - 192 pages
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.

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Ursa is a singer...and she's been abused, by her husband and others, but she perseveres she divorces, remarries and divorces again...she keeps singing through it all...In the end, kind of a disappointing thing she ended up doing but won't spoil it for you here. Read full review

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Corregidora is a raw, sensual and brutal story of a female blues singer and her relationships with men. The book showcases violence and sexuality. Her family history begins with her ancestors lives in ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University; she has taught at Wellesley and the University of Michigan. Her books include Corregidora, Eva's Man, White Rat, Song for Anninho, and Liberating Voices: Oral Tradition in African American Literature.

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