Her narrators are women and men, Black, Brown, Indigenous; her settings are historical and contemporary, in South America, Mexico, and the US; her themes center on complex identities, unorthodox longings and aspirations. She writes about spies, photographers, playground designers, cartoonists, and baristas; about workers and revolutionaries, about environmentalism, feminism, poetry, film, and love, but above all about our multicultural, multiethnic, and multiracial society.
Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University, and has taught at Wellesley and the University of Michigan. Her landmark books include Corregidora, Eva's Man, The Healing, (a National Book Award finalist and New York Times Notable Book of the Year), and Palmares, a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
- Publisher: Beacon Press (April 4, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 200 pages
- ISBN-10: 0807030015
- ISBN-13: 9780807030011
- Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.56 x 8.5 inches