Corregidora

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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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User Review  - lauralkeet - LibraryThing

Corregidora opens with Ursa, a jazz singer, reeling from her partner Mutt’s jealousy-fueled physical abuse. Tadpole, the jazz club owner, bans Mutt from the club and takes Ursa in after she is ... Read full review

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User Review  - katiekrug - LibraryThing

[Corregidora] by Gayl Jones. Oof. Not a light-hearted piece of fluff, this book. Through the story of Ursa, Gayle Jones gives us a meditation on the lasting trauma and physical and mental violence of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21
Section 22
Section 23

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
Section 28
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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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