EVA's Man

EVA's Man

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 177 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 12mm | 220g
  • Beacon Press
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0807063193
  • 9780807063194
  • 821,189

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Eva's Man is a gripping psychological portrait of a woman unable to love for fear of pain. Imprisoned for the bizarre murder of her lover, Eva Median Canada weaves together memory and fantasy to reveal a life tormented by the brutality of sexual abuse and emotional silence. Brilliantly experimenting with language, Jones infuses her graphic and powerful narrative of the triple yoke of race, class, and gender with a rich musical and oral idiom.show more

Review quote

'An American writer with a powerful sense of vital inheritance, of history in the blood.' -John Updike, The New Yorkershow more

About Gayl Jones

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.show more

Rating details

246 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 27% (67)
4 40% (99)
3 23% (56)
2 8% (20)
1 2% (4)
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