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  • 23 of 26 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Henderson County Public Library.

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1 current hold with 26 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Etowah Branch WAT (Text) 33258008636321 Adult Fiction Available -
Fletcher Branch WAT (Text) 33258008636313 Adult Fiction Available -
Henderson Main Branch WAT (Text) 33258008636305 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393241730
  • ISBN: 0393241734
  • Physical Description: 284 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]

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Summary, etc.:
Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place--namely, sex and marriage. From the country doctor who adopts Jane to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the highly erotic world of nature around her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, the world of Miss Jane Chisolm is anything but barren. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still. --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women with disabilities > Fiction.
Quality of life > Fiction.
Mississippi, setting.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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