Myra Sims by Janis Owens

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In Janis Owens' highly acclaimed first novel, My Brother Michael, we met Myra Sims through the eyes of her brother-in-law, Gabriel Catts. Now, in Myra Sims, we hear Myra's story in her own voice as she evolves from voiceless victim to survivor. Janis Owens offers a rare literary opportunity to experience the same story from different characters' perspectives. Either book stands on its own, but anyone who has read one will want to read the other. In the end, you will, as both Gabe and Myra do, love Michael.

About Janis Owens

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Janis Owens is the author of three previous novels and a regional cookbook. The only daughter of a Pentecostal preacher turned insurance salesman, she inherited her love of storytelling from her parents. She lives in Newberry, Florida.
Published February 1, 1999 by Pineapple Press. 480 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Complementing the story told by Gabe Catts in the author’s much-praised first novel, My Brother Michael (1997), comes the tale of Myra Sims, an abused young woman.

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(Myra's brother-in law, Gabriel Catt, narrated the previous book, an account of his unquenchable love for the woman who became his brother's wife.) This version, again an affecting tale of incest, adultery and hard-won love among the lowborn denizens of a West Florida mill town, begins, like the ...

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