Eva's Man

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Beacon Press, 1987 - Fiction - 177 pages
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Imprisoned for the bizarre murder of her lover, Eva Medina Canada recalls a life tormented by sexual abuse and emotional violence. Eva's Man is Gayl Jones's second novel.

"An American writer with a powerful sense of vital inheritance, of history in the blood."
—John Updike, The New Yorker

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User Review  - Ariya - Goodreads

It's not like I couldn't care less about Eva's sexual trauma and suffering but this book didn't get into me at all. The incoherent narration is, ok I get it, for mental instability's sake and it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacqueline Conn - Goodreads

After reading this I felt like I needed a hug. Not an easy or lighthearted book. It's the darker version of Bluest Eye if you can imagine that. Toni Morrison actually used to be Gayl Jones editor back ... 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 at 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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