Jane: A Murder - Maggie Nelson

Staff Pick

In this hybrid work of true crime, memoir and poetry Maggie Nelson explores the brief life and death of her Aunt Jane, who was brutally murdered while a law student at the University of Michigan, one of the victims of the "Co-ed-Killer" who terrorized the area between 1967-1969. In what feels like a literary collage, Nelson weaves together the pieces of her Aunt's life and death from newspapers, interviews, conversations, and Jane's diary which she discovers in her mother's house. This is a truly original work, moving and surprising—and immediately resonant with anyone who has tried to come to terms with a lost relative, or understand an experience through a patchwork of fragments.

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ISBN: 9781593766580
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Published: Soft Skull - September 13th, 2016