Jim Grimsley's 1995 novel, Dream Boy, was a revelation--a pungent, beautifully written, poetic look at what it means to grow up gay in the rural South--that was both mythical and frightening, sublime and enlightening. Now, in My Drowning Grimsley tells the story of Ellen Tote, a young girl born to a poor family who finally, after years of abuse and poverty, grows up and "comes out"--not as a lesbian, but as her own person--when she discovers that it is possible to have a life and a mind of her own. Using the same spare prose and terse style that worked so well in Dream Boy, Grimsley has fashioned a tale that is startling in its honesty.


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Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Drowning
Author(s): Jim Grimsley
ISBN: 1-56512-141-4 / 978-1-56512-141-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2000 : UK Paperback

Title: My Drowning
Author(s): Jim Grimsley
ISBN: 1-84115-135-1 / 978-1-84115-135-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
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July 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Drowning
Author(s): Jim Grimsley
ISBN: 1-84115-134-3 / 978-1-84115-134-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 1967 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Drowning
Author(s): Jim Grimsley
ISBN: 0-684-84123-1 / 978-0-684-84123-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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Kindle Editions

January 1997 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Drowning: A Novel
Author(s): Jim Grimsley
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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