She Drove Without Stopping: A Novel

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McPherson & Company, 1993 - Fiction - 390 pages
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Perhaps the ultimate woman's road novel, She Drove Without Stopping presents young Jane Turner's cross-country journey toward self-possession. As she refuses to turn back from a terrain we all know is dangerous to women, her wit wrestles with the violence she encounters on a risky odyssey. She Drove Without Stopping is a lusty and forthright novel. Jaimy Gordon, whose earlier books have earned her reputation as a brilliant stylist, here tells the story of a very young, very bold American woman deciding what she wants. In Jane Turner she has created a character so fresh, so self-consumed and self-righteous, that she reveals secrets of a special and particularly American type of woman.

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

Sheesh! Where to begin? How do you boil down, summarize, explain or critique a story as big and complex as SHE DROVE WITHOUT STOPPING? It's a novel that is so unique it seems to defy easy comparisons ... Read full review

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User Review  - earthwind - LibraryThing

It is far too intimidating to review Jaimy Gordon who writes brilliantly and courageously. So very different is this tale from her National Book Award winner Lord of Misrule, yet the characters are ... Read full review

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