By Nancy Rawles
Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9781400054015, 190pp.
Publication Date: January 24, 2006
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.
“A wonderful first-person narrative . . . both a love story and a chronicle of a brutal time in American history.” —Chicago Tribune
“My Jim is a compelling, eloquently written novel that can stand on its own merits beside the great works that inspired it.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Rawles’s affecting spin-off of Twain’s classic gives the resilient Sadie Watson a harrowing story and a powerful voice to tell it.” —Entertainment Weekly
“In a spare, naturalistic style that’s reminiscent of oral history, Rawles covers territory Twain did not....As heart-wrenching a personal history as any recorded in American literature.” —New York Times Book Review