|Plot Summary of Big City Girl|
|"BIG CITY GIRL has been first published in 1951.
There are two main plots in this Faulkner style novel.
Joy is the wife of Neely Sewell who's just been caught and condemned after having challenged the Texas police force. Without any money left, Joy had no choice than to stay at the Sewell's farm with her in-laws. She's a no good girl dreaming of the enchanted life of the big cities. She tries to seduce Mitch, Neely's brother, who violently rejects her. Mitch has more important problems: it looks that the river will overflow because of the continuous rains and that the cotton crop will be lost. He's spending his days reinforcing the dykes.
Meanwhile, Neely Sewell is being transferred by car to the state penitentiary not so far from the family farm. He manages to escape by provoking an accident. After a car chase, he has no other choices than to jump into the river. Bitten by a rattlesnake, he will nonetheless try to reach the family farm with one single idea in mind: to kill Joy who's betrayed him. But will he survive the flood, the police forces looking for him and the poison that runs in his veins ?"
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Big City Girl|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Disaster, natural or nuclear
Kind of disaster:
The crook is....
- on the run from the law
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- crazed boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by dangerous boy/girlfriend/spouse
- swimming on
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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