Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - Part One: Chapters 1-10 (pg 1 - 29) Summary & Analysis

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Part One: Chapters 1-10 (pg 1 - 29) 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.

In chapters 1-10, Sissy Hankshaw would be just another ordinary girl if it was not for her large, distracting thumbs. Luckily, instead of shutting her out from many places, Sissy's thumbs take her to far away places. For example, those magical thumbs will take Sissy to places like New York City where a man, Julian, becomes obsessed with her thumbs. The author explains that he did...

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