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Crazy in Alabama
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New York Times Notable Book.


"By turns comic, tragic and, most of all, moving, Crazy in Alabama is a heartfelt original that cuts to the quick." -People


"Compulsively readable... The story strikes out in two directions at once: Lucille's journey from Industry [Alabama] to Hollywood, where she is determined to become a regular on 'The Beverly Hillbillies;' and the coming-of-age of her 12-year-old nephew Peejoe, who discovers the difference between 'white and Nigra' justice when Industry opens its new municipal swimming pool... Childress deftly weaves the real and symbolic journeys through comic exaggeration and sudden, fist-in-your-face realism... A rollicking and important novel." -San Francisco Chronicle


"Something that nobody has ever written before... Childress plays out his two hands here, civil rights and husbandicide, like a mster playing out a fancy game of double solitaire... Funny, witty." -The Washington Post Book World


"Triumphant... It is a measure of Mr. Childress's skill as a novelist that he soon had me eating out of his hand... [This] novel seems not only fresh and original but also positively inspired." -The New York Times Book Review


"Terrific... A combination of Thelma and Louise and To Kill a Mockingbird... Childress shows himself to be a smooth, skillful storyteller who fully understands his characters' hearts and heads... Hilarity and heartbreak go hand in hand." -The Orlando Sentinel


 

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New York Times Notable Book.

"Simply an unforgettable book." -Pat Conroy

"By turns comic, tragic and, most of all, moving, Crazy in Alabama is a heartfelt original that cuts to the quick." -People

"Compulsively readable... The story strikes out in two directions at once: Lucille's journey from Industry [Alabama] to Hollywood, where she is determined to become a regular on 'The Beverly Hillbillies;' and the coming-of-age of her 12-year-old nephew Peejoe, who discovers the difference between 'white and Nigra' justice when Industry opens its new municipal swimming pool... Childress deftly weaves the real and symbolic journeys through comic exaggeration and sudden, fist-in-your-face realism... A rollicking and important novel." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Something that nobody has ever written before... Childress plays out his two hands here, civil rights and husbandicide, like a mster playing out a fancy game of double solitaire... Funny, witty." -The Washington Post Book World

"Triumphant... It is a measure of Mr. Childress's skill as a novelist that he soon had me eating out of his hand... [This] novel seems not only fresh and original but also positively inspired." -The New York Times Book Review

"Terrific... A combination of Thelma and Louise and To Kill a Mockingbird... Childress shows himself to be a smooth, skillful storyteller who fully understands his characters' hearts and heads... Hilarity and heartbreak go hand in hand." -The Orlando Sentinel

 

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ISBN 9780345389244
EAN 9780345389244
Publisher The Random House Publishing Group
Publish Date Jan 1, 1993
Copyright Date Jan 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
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