Bogeywoman

Bogeywoman Bogeywoman is a sensational and brilliant novel of a young girl who falls in love with her female psychiatrist Gradually the patient and doctor develop a friendship that explodes into a love affair th

  • Title: Bogeywoman
  • Author: Jaimy Gordon
  • ISBN: 9781557133489
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bogeywoman is a sensational and brilliant novel of a young girl who falls in love with her female psychiatrist Gradually the patient and doctor develop a friendship that explodes into a love affair that results, in turn, in a voyage of self discovery that will remind one of Dickens Oliver Twist mixed with Nabokov s Lolita.

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  • Jaimy Gordon

    Jaimy Gordon s third novel, Bogeywoman was on the Los Angeles Times list of Best Books for 2000 Her second novel, She Drove Without Stopping, brought her an Academy Institute Award for her fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gordon s short story, A Night s Work, which shares a number of characters with Lord of Misrule, appeared in Best American Short Stories 1995 She is also the author of a novella, Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue, and the fantasy classic novel Shamp of the City Solo Gordon teaches at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and in the Prague Summer Program for Writers.

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  • Jaimy Gordon lifted literary hearts all over these States when, after decades of inexplicable obscurity, she captured the 2010 Nat'l Book Award with her small-press novel LORD OF MISRULE. That title's indeed sexy & scary & more, but here on GR I'll single out her previous full-length narrative, BOGEYWOMAN. A prolonged & sensuous growl out of teenaged Ursie (bearlike, yes), the novel suffered cruel neglect when it appeared in '99, & yet though much of the book concerns Ursie's soj [...]


  • this is a crazy, rollicking, fantastic, wild ride of a book into the life of young ursie koderer, a totally sane, if a little zany " * Unbeknownst To Everyone" (where * stands for, in Ursie's own words, "lesbo") who, upon discovering that she is indeed attracted to girls rather than boys, goes a little crazy and is therefore carted off from summer camp directly into the loony-bin. except, truly, she doesn't go crazy at all. the reasons why ursie ends up in the bughouse are, as is often the case, [...]


  • A unique and singular voice in literature, Jamey Gordon writes in a style that might be best described as experimental yet approachable. I read Shamp Of The City Solo a few years ago and really enjoyed the experience. To me, her writing works like great music in that it balances a unique tone with an effective use of style that creates a rhythm of expression that resonates with increasing effectiveness with repeated annunciation. When you start reading Shamp or Bogeywoman you will learn some new [...]


  • This is the sort of book that one can nod and say aha, aha, interesting without actually falling for it. Essentially a gay girl interrupted.g of age story/coming out story set in a loony bin. The book is a twofer, it can technically be read as a linear traditional story, possibly even a love story or it can be read as an experimental language exercise. The author, and subsequently her protagonists, are wild and wily wordsmiths, cunning linguists (just can't resist a terrible pun), crafty sentenc [...]


  • exuberant, and, at times, exhausting lesbian coming-of-age novel. The language just bursts out of the book as the teenage heroine has a lexicon all of her own - men for example are 'fuddies' with frog dangly bits. The mental institution where she ends up is The Bug House, God becomes 'Godzilla' (as in 'for Godzilla's sake'), girls are girlgoyles etc. The characters are strong, particularly her fellow inmates - the see through Princess (who barely eats) - and the beardy doctors (dreambox mechanic [...]


  • Looooooooved this book when I read it a half-dozen years ago, and I'm so excited to read it again. Obvs starting out the year with a manic beautiful lesbian teenage madhouse drama will mean nothing but good things for 2012, right?Ooo, and here's a really great interview with Jaimy another Goodreader led me to that you can read in the meantime while you're hunting for a copy of this woefully underappreciated book.


  • *Gordon became a bestselling author when her book Lord of Misrule won the 2010 National Book Award. Bogeywoman, despite being on the Los Angeles Times list of best books in 2000, is virtually unknown, and a simple Google search shows there is almost no information about it. I sent an e-mail to the author recently to see if she’ll agree to do an interview, but in the meantime I’m really proud to be able to share this review of my favorite book with you and add a little to the conversation abo [...]


  • Jaimy Gordon is the winner of the National Book Award for her novel Lord of Misrule. Her writing style is difficult and characters, while interesting and eccentric, are a little too much. This book is about Ursie, The Bogeywoman, who is committed for cutting herself following a botched attempt to express her feelings for another girl. She joins a band of misfits and does her best to avoid being treated by the doctors until she becomes infatuated with visiting Doctor, Dr. Zook. Probably the most [...]


  • I was browsing the general fiction section of a book fair earlier this year, and the title of this book caught my eye. As I was reading the back I realized I was holding a book about a lesbian. *angel chorus* I love it when that happens. Thanks, book gaydar!This was an odd and interesting story written with a unique voice, which I had to pay close attention to, or else I would get quite lost. The back cover made this book sound as if it was some sort of epic star-crossed love story, but it didn' [...]


  • More of a 3.5. She's a got a unique & admirable writing style, and creates a dreamlike world for her characters. Quite reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye. But she (intentionally?) made the characters difficult to empathize with, and the ending was disappointing, reeking with a "d then she woke up" approach. It was a quick read.


  • I don't remember precisely when I read this novel, but I do recall that it was quite bold and that I enjoyed it very much. Having had little other exposure to lesbian literature at the time, I appreciated that this book broached the theme.




  • I only got about 1/4 of the way through this book. While i was able to follow the gist of the story, the language and writing style was hard to follow. I did not enjoy this at all.




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