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Crazy in Alabama

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Publisher Comments:

The world turns upside down and everything goes a little crazy in Mark Childress's fabulous tale of a hot, restless summer in Alabama and an unforgettable woman who looks for salvation in Hollywood. "A writer of almost uncanny stylistic ability and clear vision," says Stephen King of Mark Childress. "His eye for detail is extraordinary. It makes you want to holler Oh Yeah!" Over the course of three very fine novels, Mark Childress has had readers across America hollering Oh Yeah! at his exuberant storytelling, his sixth sense for characterization, and his ability to stir powerful memories.

Now, with Crazy in Alabama, Childress delivers the touching and vastly entertaining tale of Peejoe, an orphan boy who comes of age during a racially restless summer in the Deep South, and Lucille, his zany aunt who flees from a soul-numbing marriage — a union she can't entirely escape in the end. For both Lucille and Peejoe, the summer of '65 will live on as the time when everybody went crazy in Alabama. By turns puckishly comic and disturbingly poignant, Crazy in Alabama gets everything right, and then some. This is the novel that Childress fans have been waiting for.

Review:

"The narrative has a unique gentleness that tempers even the most extreme horrific or comic events without dismissing or oversimplifying them. Terrible crimes go unpunished, and good people face tragedy...but this remains a tale of laughter and great hope, one not easily forgotten." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"With gentle, self-mocking humor, this coming-of-age novel describes memorable people, in a vivid time and place." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Comic and tragic, unique and outlandish, CRAZY IN ALABAMA is the story of two journeys--Lucille's from Industry, Alabama, to Los Angeles, to star on 'THE BEVERLY HILL BILLIES' and her 12-year-old nephew Peejoe's, who is about to discover two kinds of Southern justice, and what that means about the stories he's heard and the people he knows.

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

A FEATURED ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD

About the Author

Childress was born in Alabama, grew up in the Midwest and the South, and graduated from the University of Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345389244
Author:
Childress, Mark
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Alabama
Subject:
Bildungsroman.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.00x5.18x.82 in. .69 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345389244 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The narrative has a unique gentleness that tempers even the most extreme horrific or comic events without dismissing or oversimplifying them. Terrible crimes go unpunished, and good people face tragedy...but this remains a tale of laughter and great hope, one not easily forgotten." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "With gentle, self-mocking humor, this coming-of-age novel describes memorable people, in a vivid time and place."
"Synopsis" by , Comic and tragic, unique and outlandish, CRAZY IN ALABAMA is the story of two journeys--Lucille's from Industry, Alabama, to Los Angeles, to star on 'THE BEVERLY HILL BILLIES' and her 12-year-old nephew Peejoe's, who is about to discover two kinds of Southern justice, and what that means about the stories he's heard and the people he knows.

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

A FEATURED ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD

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