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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Summary
Tom Robbins

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Summary

Plot Summary

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is an exploration of freedom and a journey of self discovery. Tim Robbins introduces the reader to Sissy Hankshaw a beautiful woman with abnormally large thumbs. As she hitchhikes across the United States, Sissy learns valuable life lessons that inform her of the person she is destined to become. Robbins tells Sissy's story through a mixture of love, humor, and descriptive language.

Sissy Hankshaw's life begins in South Richmond, VA. There, she is considered to be somewhat of a spectacle. At first her parents and friends cannot get over the size of Sissy's thumbs. They feel sorry for her because they believe she has been dealt a hard hand in life. Sissy, on the other hand, accepts her thumbs. They are what set her apart from everyone else in town. They make her feel alive and vibrant. As Sissy grows, her thumbs grow...

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