Crackpot

Crackpot Hoda the protagonist of Crackpot is one of the most captivating characters in Canadian fiction Graduating from a tumultuous childhood to a life of prostitution she becomes a legend in her neighbour

  • Title: Crackpot
  • Author: Adele Wiseman Margaret Laurence
  • ISBN: 9780771098512
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hoda, the protagonist of Crackpot, is one of the most captivating characters in Canadian fiction Graduating from a tumultuous childhood to a life of prostitution, she becomes a legend in her neighbourhood, a canny and ingenious woman, generous, intuitive, and exuding a wholesome lust for life.Resonant with myth and superstition, this radiant novel is a joyous celebrationHoda, the protagonist of Crackpot, is one of the most captivating characters in Canadian fiction Graduating from a tumultuous childhood to a life of prostitution, she becomes a legend in her neighbourhood, a canny and ingenious woman, generous, intuitive, and exuding a wholesome lust for life.Resonant with myth and superstition, this radiant novel is a joyous celebration of life and the mystery that is at the heart of all experience.

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    1. Oh, Hoda, how I will miss you. I really will. I'll be thinking of you for years to come. You got right inside of me, right into my heart and my head. You opened up what I thought was already an open mind, and stretched it just a little bit further. You were unique and uncomfortable and heartfelt. You were incredible. I am truly going to miss you -- and I can't say that that's happened very often for a fictional character. Oh, Adele Wiseman, how sad I am that I'm only discovering you decades afte [...]

    2. Extremely good. The author is able to flawlessly write from another's perspective with sympathy and realism. That or she lived the life of Hoda, which I think is very unlikely. This is a hidden gem of CanLit, and puts some of the modern hype-meisters to shame. The Sacrifice was fantastic, and in Crackpot it is proven that Wiseman is fantastically talented and honest. It's good literature and doesn't need any appellations beyond that.

    3. A classic I should have read ages ago. Vivid telling of early Winnipeg North End through the story of a Jewish family. Hoda is an overweight girl and then young woman who can talk herself into any situation being for the good of humanity. Even when it is prostitution. Funny, sad, poignant, and incredibly well written. It is a little too long, but it is so well written you won't care.

    4. This was such a disturbing book. The story itself was interesting but I couldn't get past the fact that the child in the book was basically a prostitute. I just found it really disturbing. I had to read it for a university ENG class and I just really did not enjoy it.

    5. This is the disturbing and tragic story of Hoda, the daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants. Hoda is a much-loved child and she grows up listening to family stories proudly told by her blind father Danile, who naively believes in his good luck in spite of poverty and misfortune. Danile and his slightly hunchbacked wife Rahel were married in a graveyard during a cholera epidemic in the old country. It appeared that the Jews were not quite as susceptible to the disease as gentiles and as the epidem [...]

    6. This is by far one of the best books I have read from Adel Wiseman. I first read this book in a Ontario Literature Course in University. I have since made time to re-read it every now and again as the story is one that touches your heart. Sometimes the insite we get from the way others live gives you such a different perspective on your own life.

    7. Great book, but not an easy book. It was disturbing, heartwrenching, sometimes humorous and totally captivating. I felt like I was witnessing a train wreck. A remarkable story of Hoda's survival growing up a in crushing poverty. Hardships piled on disppointments heaped on tradgedies. At times hard to read and hard to put down.

    8. I felt as though this started off slow, picked up a lot in the middle to where I couldn't put it down, and then ended rather abruptly. Although I loved the characters, I couldn't help but feel a bit disappointed.

    9. Uf! Humor *muy* negro, situaciones inconcebibles, discriminación, comunismo, activismo. Una verdadera feminista. La autora sin tabúes, la protagonista sin malicia. Vale mucho la pena

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