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Jane Ransom

Publication Year: 1997

Jane Ransom's Bye-Bye is a darkly comic first novel, both sexy and profoundly philosophical. The protagonist/narrator is a bisexual divorcee in Manhattan who assumes a false identity in an effort to escape the past and to spy on her own life. While exploring issues of gender and self, Bye-Bye deals provocatively with performance art, S&M, personal ads and art in the 90s.

Published by: NYU Press


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Title Page

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p. vii

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Pages 1-52

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pp. 1-52

I draw her outline, head to toe. What follows is not easy. I pin the bottom of the page under my right wrist, while tugging the top margin up with my left hand, stretching the paper taut like the side of a pup...

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Pages 53-100

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pp. 53-100

I hardly slept at all. Not because Personal Ad snored, nor because the cat began kneading my scalp; both those things comforted me. The problem was sex. Sometimes sex works as a sedative, and other...

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Pages 101-150

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pp. 101-150

"You sound exactly like me. You're imitating me." "That's a paranoid attitude," she replied in a tone that made me think I was right. In fact, it seems to me that I have...

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Pags 151-187

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pp. 151-187

"Oh, well why didn't you say — " "And listen, I could put together a show for you that I know would sell." "I see. So you don't really work for...

E-ISBN-13: 9780814769416
E-ISBN-10: 0814769411
Print-ISBN-13: 9780814774908
Print-ISBN-10: 0814774903

Page Count: 197
Publication Year: 1997

OCLC Number: 859686288
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  • Bisexuals -- Fiction.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
  • Psychological fiction. -- lcsh.
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