Imani Perry has written an outstanding essay on author Gayl Jones that appeared in the New York Times. Jones wrote three fine books of fiction in the 1970s – Corregidora (1975), Eva’s Man (1976) and White Rat (1977). I have read them but not her later works. Eva’s Man is my favorite of the three. They are tough, uncompromising works. If you read about her, you’ll see she has had an eventful life. She is getting attention now because she has written a new book.
Noted writer resurfaces in a tragedy Author: Gayl Jones, once heralded by Maya Angelou, turns up in a bloody confrontation in Kentucky.
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I just finished Corregidora and will read Eva’s Man and The Healing next. I decided to read those three before her latest. Great essay indeed.
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