MOSQUITO by Gayl Jones

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In Gayl Jones' new novel, once again "the command of the language is spectacular, as is the breadth of knowledge and allusions (Jill Nelson, "The Nation"), but the territory is brand new--the U.S.-Mexican border, along with a new cast of Chicano characters.
 

About Gayl Jones

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Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University, and has taught a Wellesley College and the University of Michigan. Her other books include THE HEALING (1998 National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and many others.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Beacon Press. 632 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Early on, Nadine imagines “a true jazz story, where the peoples that listen can just enter the story and start telling it theyselves while they’s reading.” Mosquito is such a story.

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It is nearly impossible to read Jones's latest work without being reminded of the recent tragic events of her personal life. Last February in Kentucky, a standoff with police--sparked, ironically, by

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She learns from books and her women friends, cantina bartender Delgadina and Monkey Bread, who is seeking truth as a ""Daughter of Nzingha."" Remarkably, without the aid of quotation marks and other traditional guideposts, it is possible to track Mosquito through dreams, polemics and even a play ...

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Austin Chronicle

It all adds up to proof that the giant-bug genre made popular with Fifties gems like Them!, The Giant Leeches, The Giant Gila Monster, etc., is still not dead.

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