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Wolf WhistleBorn And Raised In The Mississippi Delta, Novelist Lewis Nordan Was Fifteen Years Old The Summer Two White Men From The Next Town Were Tried For The Murder Of A Black Boy Who Wolf Whistled At A White Woman The Boy S Name Was Emmett Till And The Year His Murderers Were Tried And Acquitted Was 1955 In The Thirty Eight Years Since, That White Adolescent S Impressions Of What Happened In Money, Mississippi, Have Been Turned Over In Nordan S Mind And Memory In The Turning, Those Impressions Have Gathered The Odd Outgrowths And Distortions Of This Writer S Truly Wild Imagination The Outlines Of Real Events Have Been Subsumed Into Entirely New And Different Shapes The Result Is Wolf Whistle, A Novel Starring A Mississippi White Trash Girl Named Alice Who Understands In Her Heart The Meaning Of Evil Alice Is The Fourth Grade Teacher At The Arrow Catcher Elementary School And She Yearns To Teach Her Pupils Things Worth Learning She Believes The Best Way To Do It Is With Field Trips The First Trip Of The 1955 School Year Is To The Bedside Of The Fourth Grader S Terminally Burned Classmate, Glenn Gregg Glenn Got In The Way Of A Gasoline Fire He Set To Burn Up His Despicable Daddy The Final Trip Is To Be To The Courthouse Where Alice And Her Fourth Grade Class Attend The Murder Trial Of Glenn Gregg S Despicable Daddy, Solon, And His Employer, Lord Montberclair, Whose Wife S Beauty Is What Inspired A Black Teenager S Reckless Compliment Hubba, Hubba In Between Those Two Educational Forays, Nordan Takes The Reader On A Field Trip Of His Own Along The Crooked Paths Of Righteous Racism And Violence That Lead To The Courthouse Gallery Where The Reader Joins Alice And Her Fourth Graders To Witness The 1950s American Southern Ethic At Work Soft Heart Turned Bleeding Heart, It Is Alice In Whom The Germ Of Guilt Recognition Grows, Matures, And Bears Fruit To Pass On To Future Generations Of White Southerners It Is Inside Alice S Brilliant Heart That Lewis Nordan Has Come Of Age As A Novelist.

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  1. says:

    4.5 stars out of 5 The Mississippi Delta is not always dark with rain Some autumn mornings, the sun rises over Moon Lake, or Eagle, or Choctaw, or Blue, or Roebuck, all the wide, deep waters of the state, and when it does, its dawn is as rosy with promise and hope as any other Scene of the original Wolf Whistle that inspired this novel.It is sometimes hard to comprehend such racism, such hate existing in a place capable of so much beauty I would like to think that the allure of the natural world would dissolve the barbed wire from around the hearts of those so intent on holding onto archaic intolerance This story is set in 1955, and maybe we are now in the present day closer to realizing Dr Martin King s fervent hope I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.North Carolina and Virginia, two states that seceded from the Union, actually cast their ballets and their electoral college votes to Barack Oba...


  2. says:

    Lewis Nordan shows us a 1955 rural Mississippi Delta town, and how its inhabitants have been impacted by the lynching of Bobo, a 14 year old black boy from Chicago The real murder of Emmett Till, who allegedly wolf whistled or flirted with a white woman, was the inspiration for this book.The book weaves a story about the people living in Arrow Catcher, mostly poor whites and even poorer blacks There is a culture of racism, violence, and alcoholism A bit of the Southern Gothic comes through with mentions of the grotesque Satirical humor is present in the interactions between people, and a talking parrot adds some comic elements The murder itself was treated as the tragic event that it was Black men singing the blues set a sad musical tone in the first half of the book A group of ancient black buzzards, who had feasted on the corpses during the Civil War, adds to the ominous feeling Alice, a young schoolteacher, has a vision of a dead child in a raindrop.After Bobo is murdered, with a bullet knocking an eye from its socket, he watches the coverup through the disl...


  3. says:

    Horrible, haunting and hilarious, those three adjectives are not usually used together to describe a book, but Wolf Whistle is certainlly all of those, and To say this is a fictionalized version of the death of Emmet Till in Mississippi does not come close to conveying the truth When the facts of the murder are carried around in the mind and heart of Lewis Nordan for many years and then brought forth again in a novel, the result is mind blowing The fourth grade field trips led by Miss Alice are certainly one of a kind, the inhabitants of Arrow Catcher are made unbelievably real, and the speech patterns of the blacks and whites of the rural south are captured perfectly I may come back to this review later to add , since I just finished reading the last page and wanted to get some thoughts down while it s still fresh in my mind But I have to wonde...


  4. says:

    Nothing about this should work, nothing, but God Almighty, so help me, it does The white trash telling of Emmett Till s murder The fantastical, twisty what if of 1950 s Mississippi It s a lightning storm in the swamp It s electricity and madness and hilarity horror and the boiled down heart and soul of love and hate It s fiction, but it s fact, and it s history, and it s histor...


  5. says:

    I ended up really really liking this book However, in the first part of the book I kind of lost focus and got a little bored with characters and story I m so glad I snapped out of it because it really was worth the read Funny and heartbreaking with glimpses of hope.


  6. says:

    What do you do when you come from a place that s beautiful, friendly, and magical, and evil to its core What do you do when you can t winnow the bad from the good What do you do when the place that made you is the best and worst place you can imagine You write that murdered boys are redemptive mermaids, that love roams without a rhyme or reason, and that all your dreams and hopes profit you nothing against the reality of who you are You write absurdity into tragedy You write about how much you love the Delta, and how badly you want to leave it If you re Lewis Nordan you write books like Wolf Whistle The book is based on the murder of Emmett Till in the Mississippi Delta in 1955, and event that helped increase the momentum for civil rights activism in that decade Nordan transfers that tragic event to his fictional postage stamp town of Arrow Catcher, Mississippi You have his usual fictional elements fantastical animals and O Connor like satire, and some of his sweetness and tom foolery but Wolf Whistle also has its moments of true anger.The proof is in the language If you like this on a flock of buzzards that were older than the Civil War you ll like Wolf Whistle Some...


  7. says:

    If I were to choose three words to describe Nordan s work, it would be haunting, hilarious, and tragic Usually such elements are a recipe for disaster, or at the very least a digressive narrative train wreck , but Nordan seamlessly weaves together elements of humor and tragedy, the grotesque and absurd with verdant beauty Wolf Whistle is a novel whose images will linger with you long after the reading has ended.Wolf Whistle is based on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, whose life was taken because he allegedly wolf whistled a white woman This event would ultimately catalyze momentum for civil rights activism in the decade Jordan sublimates this memory of the tragic event, which impacted his own childhood, into a collective meditation on the nature of Southern culture in the 1950s Set in the fictional one horse town of Arrow Cather, Mississippi, no facet of society remains unexamined Irony, satire and caricature are applied to all of his characters, except to Bobo, the murdered boy, who remains the pure and moral center of the novel It is around Bobo s murder that the complex racial and cultural relations of thi...


  8. says:

    Wow This is truly one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my life The combination of magical realism, history, and yes, eventually some humor reminded me of City of Thieves, if it could remind me of anything And of course the trial scene briefly brings to mind To Kill a Mockingbird, only because it is a racially based crime in the South But this book is absolutely one of a kind.First of all, the writing is just out of this world The images are gorgeous and magical and very evocative Even when the action is disturbing the rhythm of the writing is still somehow soothing as if it is seeing beyond the immediate violence into a greater, peaceful picture.Nordan tells everyone s story no matter who they are in the book He is able to see his characters as all equally human which brings me to the most wonderful thing about this book the writing style itself that is, the constant reminders that we are all human together, all the same, all one is the only way to stop the violence and racism he describes in the book When one is honestly present to the fact that we are all equally human, can one commit such acts of violence I really don t know, but I think not The blurb about t...


  9. says:

    Sometimes, I am reminded of my own unawareness Guess what I am not the only person in the worldno literally sometimes I have to be reminded about the world not revolving around me Did you know that other people actually live here, with me Breathing the same air Making the same assumptions Living the same life On Earth With me And they have an opinion about the horrid events that take place, and sometimeson rare occasionstheir opinions may or may not influence my empathy levelsand this guyLewis something or another, does a great job of letting me if only for a moment, experience a very Black event through the eyes of a Caucasian community Realizing that, poverty doesn t fall too far from the tree.Just for a second, a brief second of forever s time, I am able to understand how things on the surface often get dirty and need to be polished downreal goodthe kind of polishing only Big Momma can manage, and just when you think the polishing is as good as it can get, and Madea has started sweating through her head scarf, you find a scuff markthe size of a tip of an ink pen, and in this dusty, dirty, vague scuff mark you might find a small speck of insa...


  10. says:

    Whew What a book I ve never read anything like this before Loosely based on the lynching of 14 year old Emmet Till in 1955 for whistling at a white woman , Nordan s novel is as far away from a crime novel as you can get A grim and bizarre comedy of callous, drunk, and stupid people, the telling of this tale took me to new destinations in odd but often hilarious ways of telling a story From the fourth grade teacher who takes her students on a field trip to a mortuary to watch an embalming, to the drunk, befuddled, savvy, vicious, and remorseful Gregg who decides to murder his family except for his eldest daughter lest she miss her wedding , the residents of Arrow Catcher, Mississippi abound in eccentric, twisted, and macabre individuals most of them drunk most of the time.The hard realities of racial segre...

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