Crazy in Alabama

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Ballantine, Dec 31, 1998 - Fiction - 434 pages
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Meet Peter Joseph, aka Peejoe, a wide-eyed believer in the unbelievable, raised by his Meemaw in Pigeon Creek for a good part of his life. But it was his aunt Lucille who raised him for the better. And it all happened during that summer everyone was driven crazy in Alabama, with Lucille at the wheel.

It's 1965, and no force on earth can come between Hollywood and Lucille Vinson, Alabama's answer to Veronica Lake. (Just ask her.) Even if it means killing her husband, stealing a Cadillac, hijacking her nephew, and catching a few hours of sleep at eight-dollar motels. But how do you become a movie star when you're on the run for murder? Lucille's got a plan. Not to mention a tank full of gas, a hopped-up sense of liberty, and her number one fan, Peejoe, by her side. It was a darn good week for Lucille. But for Peejoe, it would be the journey of a lifetime. . . .

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User Review  - icedream - LibraryThing

Great story, absolutly funny in a dark humor kind of way. Part coming of age, this book is narrated by a young boy who tells a tale of the racially divided time bomb of the 1950's-60's, as well as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dominique_nikki - LibraryThing

This book made me realized how awful racism in the past. All the conspiracies, murder, false accusations, gossips and more makes me crave more from this author. Read full review

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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.

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