Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress

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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.
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About Mark Childress

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Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama. He is also the author of  A World Made of Fire, V for Victor, Tender, and Gone for Good.From the Paperback edition.
 
Published August 1, 1993 by Putnam Pub Group. 383 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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 Flames of passion and rebellion confront the darkness of intolerance in Alabama, with many a macabre twist—in Childress's latest southern-fried coming-of-age tale (V for Victor, 1984; Tender, 1990, etc.).

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Family tumult and nationwide social unrest converge to shake the world of 12-year-old orphan Peejoe Bullis in the summer of 1965, ``when everybody went crazy in Alabama.'' This wise, funny novel by th

Aug 02 1993 | Read Full Review of Crazy in Alabama

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Lucille's blithe improvisations, the feints and oratory of black-freedom and white-supremacist rallies, Dove's troubled wrestling with his circumstances, and the nightmarish pain when Peejoe almost loses an eye in an accident come across freshly and with a whole varied range of command.

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