Mockingbird

by Sean Stewart | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0441005470 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglmn60wing of Spotswood, Victoria Australia on 12/20/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Saturday, December 20, 2014
I remember enjoying this one when I read it many years ago. Hopefully a new reader will enjoy it now!

From Publishers Weekly...

'Fusing prophecy, pregnancy and voodoo, Stewart delivers a fanciful magic realist tale set in modern-day Houston. After her mother dies, Antoinette ("Toni") Beauchamp receives a "gift she can't refuse": visitations from her mother's personal gods. These gods, or riders, are given access to Toni when her sister, Candy, following instructions left by their mother, feeds Toni a doctored drink. The beverage makes Toni receptive to the gods, who ride around inside her head and use her body to further their own ends. Sickened by this invasion and saddened by the loss of her mother, Toni decides to have a child. The narrative follows the progress of Toni's pregnancy and her struggles to keep the riders in check. Toni's rambling first-person narrative is vivacious and entertaining. The characterizations of Toni, Candy, their beaus and their father shine with humor and a Southern sauciness. Laced throughout are stories about the riders that illuminate their attributes and add an element of dark whimsy to the narrative. This isn't Stewart's most tightly focused novel, but his poignant take on voodoo among middle-class women makes for delicious fun.'

Journal Entry 2 by winglmn60wing at Chew Chew in Moonee Ponds, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 23, 2017

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