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The Resource A woman of uncertain character : the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son, Clancy Sigal

A woman of uncertain character : the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son, Clancy Sigal

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A woman of uncertain character : the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son
Title
A woman of uncertain character
Title remainder
the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son
Statement of responsibility
Clancy Sigal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This memoir is about Clancy Sigal's boyhood in Depression-era Chicago, then James Farrell and Nelson Algren territory. The author recounts his intense relationship with his mother Jennie, a sometime firebrand union organizer, and his roaring Oedipal rivalry with his mostly absent father Leo. Jennie is a single mother on welfare trying to raise a wild rebellious son in a twilight world between law and lawlessness. She is defiant, vulnerable, sexually alive, high stepping, man-loving, woman-friendly, wisecracking, fearlessly facing down hostile strikebreakers armed with shotguns and clubs. Along with the portrait of Jennie, this book tells a rollicking, profane and gritty tale of life on the streets, of stickball, riding the rails, delinquency, gangs--and what happens when a gang boy is mistakenly sent to an all-girls' high school.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
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165131
Cataloging source
IG#
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Sigal, Clancy
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3569.I4116
LC item number
Z46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Sigal, Clancy
  • Persily, Jennie
  • Authors, American
  • Depressions
  • Mothers and sons
  • Jewish families
Target audience
adult
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the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son
Label
A woman of uncertain character : the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son, Clancy Sigal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocm66438702
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
xiii, 289 p.
Isbn
9780786717484
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A woman of uncertain character : the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son, Clancy Sigal
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocm66438702
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
xiii, 289 p.
Isbn
9780786717484
Other physical details
ill., maps

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      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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