American Woman

American Woman

A Novel

eBook - 2004
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On the lam for an act of violence against the American government, twenty-five-year-old Jenny Shimada agrees to care for three younger fugitives whom a shadowy figure from her former radical life has spirited out of California. One of them, the kidnapped granddaughter of a wealthy newspaper magnate in San Francisco, has become a national celebrity for embracing her captors' ideology and joining their revolutionary cell. A meditation on themes of race, identity, and class, this fictionalization of the Patty Hearst kidnapping explores the psychology of young radicals, and intensity of their isolated existence, and the paranoia and fear that undermine their ideals.
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2004
Edition: First Perennial edition
ISBN: 9780062365286
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (369 pages)


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