V for Victor

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Alabama, 1942. The war is everywhere, but Victor - a 16-year-old boy sent by his father to care for his dying grandmother on a lonely island in Mobile Bay - can only dream of it. Then he wakes one amazing night to a thunderous roar from the Bay...and sees the ominous shadow of an enemy submarine surfacing at night. "Fantastic, extravagant...thoroughly charming." -Boston Globe.

It is 1943 in Mobile, Alabama. While the world prepares for war, 16-year-old Victor--sent ...

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Overview

Alabama, 1942. The war is everywhere, but Victor - a 16-year-old boy sent by his father to care for his dying grandmother on a lonely island in Mobile Bay - can only dream of it. Then he wakes one amazing night to a thunderous roar from the Bay...and sees the ominous shadow of an enemy submarine surfacing at night. "Fantastic, extravagant...thoroughly charming." -Boston Globe.

It is 1943 in Mobile, Alabama. While the world prepares for war, 16-year-old Victor--sent to care for his grandmother--yearns to be part of the unfolding patriotic adventure. In an unexpected turn of events, Victor's wish comes true, and he embarks on a fabulous and suspenseful series of exploits.

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Editorial Reviews

Christian Science Monitor
Enthralling and delightful … rich and compelling … What might at first have seemed a gently paced coming-of-age story turns into a rambunctious tale.
Boston Globe
With a marvelous ear for language and devilishly rich imagination, Mark Childress has crafted an engaging and readable novel.
Atlanta Journal- Constitution
Childress knows the business of words. His descriptions evoke a sense of time and place that rings true.... A rare talent.”
Vogue magazine
From his lyrical opening passages, which evoke the softness of adolescent innocence, right up through his explosive finale, he never lets us come up for air. And we never want to ... . This is a yarn spun with poetry. This is storytelling at its best.
Birmingham News
Childress has as many twists and turns and surprises in his novel as the Magnolia River.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478147527
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 448,991
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Childress is the author of seven novels: GEORGIA BOTTOMS (Little, Brown and Co., 2011), ONE MISSISSIPPI, GONE FOR GOOD, CRAZY IN ALABAMA, TENDER, V FOR VICTOR, and A WORLD MADE OF FIRE.

Born in Monroeville, Alabama - the town Harper Lee immortalized in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Childress is one of three sons of Roy and Mary Helen Childress. Roy was a salesman for Ralston Purina, so the family moved a lot growing up: Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, and Louisiana were some of the stops along the way.

Childress attended Clinton (Miss.) High School and the University of Alabama, where he studied fiction writing under Barry Hannah and Carole Johnson. He worked as a staff writer for the Birmingham (Ala.) News, and was Features Editor of Southern Living magazine and National Editor of The Atlanta Journal and Constitution before becoming a full-time novelist.

His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Times of London, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday Review, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Travel and Leisure, and other national and international publications.

"Tender," a Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selection, was named to several Ten Best of 1990 lists, and appeared on many national bestseller lists. "Crazy in Alabama," a featured selection of the Literary Guild, has been published in eleven languages and appeared on many bestseller lists and Ten Best of 1993 lists. "Crazy" was named The (London) Spectator's "Book of the Year" for 1993 and a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year," and was on the Spiegel bestseller list in Germany for 10 months.

"One Mississippi" was a BookSense Notable Book of the Year, nominated for SIBA Book of the Year,and appeared on the "hot summer book" lists of Good Morning America, People, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, O: the Oprah Magazine, and the New York Public Library.

Childress has also written three picture books for children, "Joshua and Bigtooth," in 1992, "Joshua and the Big Bad Blue Crabs," 1996 (both from Little, Brown), and "Henry Bobbity Is Missing And It Is All Billy Bobbity's Fault," (Crane Hill Publishers, 1996).

He wrote the screenplay of the Columbia Pictures film "Crazy in Alabama," directed by Antonio Banderas, and starring Melanie Griffith, an official selection of the Venice and San Sebastian film festivals in 1999.

Childress is now working on his eighth novel and a film project. He lives in Key West, Florida.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Starts strong but goes quickly down hill.

    Story starts out fine and draws you into it but within one hundred pages the author decends to "Hardy Boys" writing for ten-year olds. Research regarding World War II is poorly done. Coincidence piles on coincidence with the ridiculous so quickly I find it hard to credit the editorial reviews this book received. So bad I couldn't finish it! Don't waste your time.

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    Posted June 25, 2012

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