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Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant (1994) [Collection]
by Aurelie Sheehan Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

"It takes a long time to see you are a slave", muses one character in Aurelie Sheehan's first collection of stories - lyrical, sometimes bitingly funny chronicles of women breaking out of imposed roles. Here are the dreams of misplaced waitresses, prostitutes and other working girls, the survival techniques of secretaries too smart to take orders. In the title story, a woman yearns to be like Jack Kerouac, but is held back by a litany of rules teaching her to be a submissive girl, a "pansy". The main character in "Look at the Moon" is bored to distraction by her receptionist job but is still half under the influence of a Catholic upbringing when she hooks up with a flamboyant stranger and goes on a life-altering road trip with her. In "The Dove", a wealthy widow who was pressured by her family to marry a rich man spends her life fixated on an affair she had a week before her wedding. Women young and old, rich and poor, make soul-threatening sacrifices to adhere to societal or familial strictures. Love is passionately evoked here, as are the myths and illusions that sustain it.

Contents

  • Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant
  • A Shape in the Water
  • The Bone Man
  • The Dove
  • How to Have a Broken Heart
  • The Roller Skating Queen
  • Belle's Sister
  • Lost in the Last Act of La Traviata
  • Twin
  • Henry's Suitcase
  • Charisma
  • Legend
  • The Toreador
  • Matilda
  • Look at the Moon

Original title: Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Edition #1: Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant

Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant (January 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564782625
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.5 x 0.6 in
Pages: 188

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