Released on 13 July 2017.

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Miss Jane

3.94 based on 2869 ratings & 567 reviews on

2017 Long-listed

The Wellcome Trust Book Prize


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Brad Watson has been an aspiring movie star, a garbage collector, a digger of ditches, a bartender, a professor, and much more... He can now add masterful novelist to that list . . . [Watson's] first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, slayed the critics, garnering praise from practically all corners . . . firmly establishing Watson's place as a major American writer . . . Miss Jane . . . takes Watson's writing to new heights . . . Miss Jane is an especially timely novel for right now, when so much of our turmoil is dependent on how we view the Other, whether it be because of race, sexuality, religion, or where someone was born. It's also a novel that thrums with beauty, melancholy, and desire.
[A] tender and affecting novel
National Book Review
Here’s a challenge for you this winter: find a book that’s as beautiful as Miss Jane. Wait, don’t bother. It’s impossible . . . From almost the first page of this story of a hard-scrabble life, you’ll find yourself basking in words that set difficulty awash in lushness . . . You’ll just float on the sentences inside this book. Start Miss Jane and kiss your afternoon goodbye.
LGBT Weekly