The Resource My Jim : a novel, Nancy Rawles

My Jim : a novel, Nancy Rawles

Label
My Jim : a novel
Title
My Jim
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Rawles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. His decision to run away with a young white boy named Huck Finn, and the bleak repercussions of that decision for her and their children. A deeply moving recasting of one of the most controversial characters in American literature, Huckleberry Finn's Jim, written in the great literary tradition of novels of American slavery. 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. To help her granddaughter confront the decisions she needs to make, Sadie 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. Sadie is suddenly left alone. Worried about her children, convinced her husband is dead, reviled as a witch, and punished for Jim's escape, Sadie's will and her love for Jim, even in absentia, 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 stands on its own as a haunting and inspiring story about freedom, longing, and the remarkable endurance of love
Cataloging source
IG#
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1958-
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Rawles, Nancy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.A844
LC item number
M9 2006
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • African American families
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • African American women
  • Grandparent and child
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Teenage girls
  • Women slaves
  • Older women
  • Freedmen
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Women slaves
  • Freed slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Separated friends, relatives, etc.
  • African-American families
  • African-American women
  • African-American teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Senior women
  • African-Americans
  • Husband and wife
  • Grandparent and child
  • Grandmother and granddaughter
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Nineteenth century
  • African-American senior women
  • African-American sharecroppers
  • African-American husband and wife
Target audience
juvenile
Label
My Jim : a novel, Nancy Rawles
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Publication
Note
Includes reader's group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)698366941
Label
My Jim : a novel, Nancy Rawles
Link
Publication
Note
Includes reader's group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)698366941

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