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Title A woman of uncertain character : the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son / Clancy Sigal.
Imprint New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2013.


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Subject Sigal, Clancy -- Childhood and youth.
Sigal, Clancy.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Mothers and sons -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Jewish families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Genre Biographies.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Prologue; 1 A Chat with Grandma; 2 First Memories: Red Hair, Ruby Lips; 3 Jennie, Dowun Sowuth; 4 Windy City Blues; 5 The Heart Is a Gregarious Hunter; 6 Ring Wise; 7 Bum Heaven; 8 Jennie and the Women; 9 Die, Yankee Dog!; 10 Old Folks at Home; 11 Among the Amazons; 12 To Name Is to Empower; 13 Divorce, Chicago Style; 14 Reds; 15 Venus, Released; 16 Percy Comes Home; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author; Copyright.
Summary A righteous memoir of mother and son in a turbulent time: part love letter from child to mother and part suspenseful adventure chronicle Jennie Persily, with her fiery red hair, buxom figure, and bohemian spirit, is a strong-willed fighter for justice and a passionate lover. A Russian-Jewish & eacute;migr & eacute; who organizes unions in the sweatshops and on the mean streets of Chicago during the thirties and forties, Jennie frequently brings her son & mdash;the book & rsquo;s author, Clancy Sigal & mdash;along to rallies and on dangerous missions, often eluding union-busting hit men. As unsentimental, intelligent, and brazen as its subject, A Woman of Uncertain Character is a candid look into a childhood shaped by a feverishly brave, sexually open, and very complex mother. Sigal gains a deep, satisfying understanding of the woman who made him, and the world that made her.
Other Title Print version: Sigal, Clancy. A Woman of Uncertain Character : The Amorous and Radical Adventures of My Mother Jennie (Who Always Wanted to Be a Respectable Jewish Mom) by Her Bastard Son. Newburyport : Open Road Media, ©2013