One Mississippi: A Novel

Kobo ebook | September 19, 2007

byMark Childress

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"There is nothing small about Childress's fine novel. It's big in all the ways that matter - big in daring, big in insight, and big-hearted. Really, really big-hearted." -<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">New Orleans Times-Picayune

This exuberantly acclaimed novel by the author of the bestselling Crazy in Alabama tells an uproarious and moving story about family, best friends, first love, and surviving the scariest years of your life.

You need only one best friend, Daniel Musgrove figures, to make it through high school alive. After his family moves to <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Mississippi just before his junior year, Daniel finds fellow outsider Tim Cousins. The two become inseparable, sharing a fascination with ridicule, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and Arnita Beecham, the most bewitching girl at Minor High. But soon things go terribly wrong. The friends commit a small crime that grows larger and larger, and threatens to engulf the whole town. Arnita, the first black prom queen in the history of the school, is injured and wakes up a different person. And Daniel, Tim, and their families are swept up in a shocking chain of events.

"Wise, riveting, hilarious, painful, gentle, and ferocious, One Mississippi is a wonderful read." -Anne Lamott

"A Tilt-a-Whirl that flings the reader from comedy to calamity. . . . Childress is a fabulist in the manner of John Irving." -<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"By turns rollicking and troubling, as provocative as it is droll, One Mississippi is about as easy to resist as a riptide. This critic's advice is to go with its powerful flow." -<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Raleigh News & Observer

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"There is nothing small about Childress's fine novel. It's big in all the ways that matter - big in daring, big in insight, and big-hearted. Really, really big-hearted." -New Orleans Times-PicayuneThis exuberantly acclaimed novel by the author of the bestselling Crazy in Alabama tells an uproarious and moving story about family, best f...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 19, 2007Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316015350

ISBN - 13:9780316015356

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a fantastic book! It was a great story of the trials and tribulations of life in the time where African Americans were being integrated into Caucasian schools. It also has many twists and turns regarding teenage hurdles in high school. Tim and Daniel partake on a very interesting adventure throughout this book that does not stop through the entire book. I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2008-01-07