My Jim: A Novel

By: Rawles, Nancy

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Very Good Condition: Unmarked, tight binding, minimal visible cover wear, very minor visible outer soil. Used paperback book copy of My Jim by Nancy Rawles. Includes Reader's Group Guide. Three Rivers Press (Random House), 2005. 190 pages, 5-1/8 x 8 inches, 21 cm. From the publisher: In a poignant meditation on love and loss, Sadie, the abandoned wife of the slave Jim from Mark Twain's the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn details her romance with Jim, an ambitious young slave. My Jim is told in the incantatory voice of Sadie Watson, an ex slave who schools her granddaughter with lessons of love she learned in bondage.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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To help her granddaughter accept the risks of loving, Sadie Watson mines her memory for the tale of the unquenchable love of her life, Jim. Sadie's Jim was an ambitious young slave and seer who, when faced with the prospect of being sold, escaped down the Mississippi with a white boy named Huck Finn. Sadie is suddenly left alone, worried about her children, reviled as a witch, punished for Jim's escape, and convinced her husband is dead. But Sadie's will and her love for Jim animate her life and see her through.

Told with spare eloquence and mirroring the true stories of countless slave women, My Jim recreates one of the most controversial characters in American literature. A nuanced critique of the great American novel, My Jim is a haunting and inspiring story about freedom, longing, and the remarkable endurance of love.


Look for the Reader's Group Guide at the back of this book.

Title: My Jim: A Novel

Author/Composer: Rawles, Nancy

Categories: Historical Fiction,

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 2006-01-24

ISBN Number: 140005401X

ISBN Number 13: 9781400054015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 011244

Keywords: Literature, Fiction, Physchological Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Love Stores, Nancy Rawles, African American Families, Huckleberry Finn Jim, Reminiscing in Old Age, African American Women, 140005401x, 9781400054015, OCLC 62886714,