Missjane2 – A Book Review


Missjane2 is a young college student from a small rural town on an academic scholarship at a state university. She attends a seminar class taught by Professor P, an eccentric divorcee with a distinctive sense of style who offers classes beyond typical classroom learning environments.

Prof P quickly recognizes Miss Jane’s precocity, moving her from an study group overseen by TA Alice to his own study group where he begins seducing and programming her mind with his ideas – subduing bodies is easy, but changing someone’s brain requires much more work.

Meads’ inventively postmodern prose is filled with linguistic tricks and an uncanny self-awareness, creating a novel with sharply satirical undertones about power dynamics between teacher and student in an affair.