Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail ebook
by Louise Shivers
I was here alone and I'd have to figure it out for myself.
I was here alone and I'd have to figure it out for myself. The man that I was so wild for all he summer was made out of something in my own self. Something that wanted to and see and do different things. The 80s were the beginning of "feelingism" in literature, overwrought emotions displacing description, detail and dialogue. It pops up in Here to Get my Baby Out of Jail, but amidst writing that otherwise rings true. I'm ashamed to admit that I'd never heard of Louise Shivers until I read her recent obituary and learned she wrote her first book at the age of 53. I was completely entranced by this tale of a love triangle and finished it in an afternoon.
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The book was a critical and commercial success: The Washington Post called Shivers "a late-blooming Flannery O'Connor," and USA Today named the book the best first novel of 1983. The judge happened to be the novelist Mary Gordon, who was so impressed with Shivers' book that, when the manuscript was finished, she passed it on to her agent, who placed it at Random House
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I wish Louise Shivers were more prolific, and so will you after you read this slender but astonishing book. There is a treasure awaiting whoever goes to the trouble. Prose to die for! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 21 years ago. If you read only one book this year, make sure it's Louise Shiver's lovely little book. Yes, it's out of print, but worth the effort to hunt for.
So Roxy suddenly comes out of her love-daze, seeks help, and-after Jack is apprehended and convicted-looks forward to a new life. I'd been in a dusty little jail inside my own self ever since I'd been born,"" etc. Still, before this tale is reduced to selfhood clichÃ‰s, it offers strong period-Southern atmosphere, a whiff of true-crime tension, and moments of on-target imagery-in a piece of neo-naturalism that's similar to, if less impressive than, Christopher Leland's Mean Time (1982). Pub Date: March 29th, 1983.
Large print ed. by Louise Shivers. Published 1985 by Chivers in Bath. Originally published, London, Collins, 1983. A New Portway large print book.
Louise Shivers, whose debut novella, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail - a story of adultery and murder in the Depression-era South - surprised no one more than herself when it was published to wide critical acclaim when she was 53, died on Saturday.
Louise Shivers, whose debut novella, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail - a story of adultery and murder in the Depression-era South - surprised no one more than herself when it was published to wide critical acclaim when she was 53, died on Saturday in Evans, Ga. She was 84. The cause was congestive heart failure, her daughter Beth Siciliano said. Issued by Random House in 1983, Ms. Shivers’s book is set amid the tobacco fields of North Carolina in 1937. Its first-person narrator is Roxy Walston, the 20-year-old wife of a tobacco farmer and the mother of their 2-year-old child.