Corregidora. Gayl Jones.
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Corregidora

New York: Random House, 1975.

First edition, first printing of the Gayl Jones' debut novel which was published when she was 25. The publication of this was shepherded by Toni Morrison, who was working then as an editor at Random House dedicating herself to publishing black authors, and in particular black women authors. Bound in publisher's original brown paper-covered boards over brown spine cloth lettered in metallic green. Near Fine with light spotting top of textblock edge and former owner details written small to front free endpaper. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, a bit toned, lightly shelf-worn and with gentle creases to the front flap.

"Gayl Jones's powerful debut novel, examining womanhood, sexuality, and the psychological residue of slavery. Jones masterfully tells the story of Ursa, a Kentucky blues singer, who, in the wake of a tragic loss, confronts her maternal history and the legacy of Corregidora, the Brazilian slave master who fathered both her mother and grandmother. Consumed and haunted by her hatred of the man who irrevocably shaped her life and the lives of her family, Ursa Corregidora must come to terms with a past that is never too distant from the present." Item #140943037

Price: $3,800.00

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