Mojo Hand

Mojo Hand : An Orphic Tale

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Orpheus played his lyre so beautifully that even the rivers and rocks were moved to do his bidding. In Mojo Hand, it is the blues singer Blacksnake Brown who casts a spell over Eunice Prideaux, a light-skinned black woman from San Francisco. Eunice?s fascination with the blues doesn?t always mean being the helpless victim of whatever created them. The life she has to lead is her own and no one else?s. The haunting language of Mojo Hand has no equivalent in twentieth-century fiction - it is matched only by the music that is its subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 199 x 10mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852421096
  • 9781852421090

About J. J. Phillips

Born in 1944, JJ Phillips is a West Coast poet and writer. Mojo Hand is her first novel.
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?I read Mojo Hand shortly after it was published and liked it tremendously. Today, while putting the finishing touches in my own novel, I picked it up again and found it just as real and humorous and solid as it was when I first read it? Alice Walker ?I should have written to you to tell you how much I thought of your book... Your language - their language - is simply fabulous? Henry Miller ?A work of genius written by a girl of twenty - too rich a mix for the time in which it appeared, with its superb ear of black street talk, and insider?s knowledge of the blues...this novel is destined to become a classic? Carolyn Kizer
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28 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (10)
3 32% (9)
2 4% (1)
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