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Sissy Hankshaw, the novel's protagonist , is a woman born with enormously large thumbs who considers her mutation a gift. Sissy capitalizes on the size of her thumbs by becoming a hitchhiker and subsequently travels to New York. The character becomes a model for The Countess, a male homosexual tycoon of menstrual hygiene products. In her later travels, she encounters, among many others, a sexually open cowgirl named Bonanza Jellybean and an itinerant escapee from a Japanese internment camp happily mislabeled The Chink.

The Chink is presented as a hermetic mystic and, at one point writes on a cave wall, "I believe in everything; nothing is sacred. I believe in nothing; everything is sacred.

Robbins also inserts himself into the novel as a character. Robbins himself was the narrator. The novel was originally to be published by Doubleday as they had right-of-first-refusal to Robbins's second book. However Robbins terminated his contract with Doubleday for a better offer from editor Ted Solotaroff and Bantam Books. Bantam was mass-paperback publisher, and they auctioned the rights for hardcover to Houghton Mifflin.

It was concurrently released as both a hardcover and trade paperback novel. It was later released as a mass-market paperback by Bantam Books. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues First edition hardcover. Dewey Decimal. Main article: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues film. Goodreads Inc. Retrieved 15 August BookRags, Inc. BOMB Magazine. Bomb Magazine and New Art Publications. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 9 August Works by Tom Robbins. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Sissy Hankshaw, the novel's protagonist , is a woman born with enormously large thumbs who considers her mutation a gift. Sissy capitalizes on the size of her thumbs by becoming a hitchhiker and subsequently travels to New York. The character becomes a model for The Countess, a male homosexual tycoon of menstrual hygiene products. In her later travels, she encounters, among many others, a sexually open cowgirl named Bonanza Jellybean and an itinerant escapee from a Japanese internment camp happily mislabeled The Chink. The Chink is presented as a hermetic mystic and, at one point writes on a cave wall, "I believe in everything; nothing is sacred. I believe in nothing; everything is sacred.

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Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Chink, lascivious guru of yams and yang. Julian, Mohawk by birth; asthmatic esthete and husband by disposition. Robbins, preventive psychiatrist and reality instructor Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls, and ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax I've heard about this "classic" for so long that maybe my expectations were too high, but not only was I underwhelmed, but I just thought it was utter crap and have probably read thousands of books better and better written than this one.

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The Feel-Good Feminism of ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues’

Perhaps the book would make the new movie of the same name explicable, if not enjoyable. I cannot say. What I am sure of is that "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" is one of the more empty, pointless, baffling films I can remember, and the experience of viewing it is an exercise in nothingness. How did this happen? Nothing in them would suggest that his next work would be like a throwback to the blissed-out s, in which the very idea of women living and working on a ranch would be its own justification.

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Robbins gets his omnibus going with the story of Sissy Hankshaw a poor Virginia girl who uses her outsized thumbs to become a hitchhiker's legend and the rest of her body to star in fern. Thomas LeClair teaches contemporary fiction at the University of Cincinnati. Robbins, the novel's narrator. When the Great Mother reigned, so did magic. Sissy has it in her seductive thumbs, and the cowgirls are turned in the right direction: female community, sexual play, life among animals and plants. The novel, though, turns every which way, becomes a Miibius striptease.

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