Make Believe by Joanna Scott

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About Joanna Scott

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Joanna Scott lives in Rochester, New York.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Little, Brown. 246 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An ingenious dramatization of the turbulent thoughts of a four-year-old boy makes something special of this otherwise somewhat contrived tale of the consequences of an interracial love affair—the fifth novel from the ambitious Scott (The Manikin, 1996, etc.).

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Make Believe Joanna Scott 256pp, Harvill, £12 In her bold novel, Make Believe , Joanna Scott starts with the hard part: trying to show her reader how it feels to be a three-year-old child hanging upside down in a newly wrecked car, "hurting and dangling like a pair of jeans on the wash line".

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Scott omits the court case, which somewhat undermines her story, because it seems unlikely to the reader that Bo would be awarded to his maternal grandparents;

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Soon Marge is lured away by what Eddie thinks of as this "devil child," and Bo, although young, absolutely understands the nature of the antipathy between him and Eddie.

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