A Pearl For Kizzy: A World War Ii Novel
Kizzy, a spirited child, lives with her family on a one-room ramshackle houseboat in Big Pearl, Arkansas. They fish, dig for mussels, look for pearls, and sell the shells to the button factory. It is a crude life made harder by the Great Depression, natural disasters, and prejudice. At the onset of World War II, Kizzy befriends a young boy—a refugee from Nazi Germany—and a cultured young woman who...
Paperback: 478 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 29, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1893425
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“Author Ed Bethune ambitiously takes on small town politics, generational prejudices, class distinctions, child abuse, a world war, and sexual mores of undereducated poor people. He wraps them around the story of one young girl, Kizzy, as she endures ...”
encourages her to read and learn from Jane Austen’s books. Kizzy yearns for a better life, but as she comes of age her dream of getting off the river is threatened by the evil Bully Bigshot and his Eugenics Center, a corrupt outfit that wants to rid the world of “river rats” like her through abortion and “better breeding.” … And there is Cormac, the lascivious man Kizzy calls her “make-do stepfather.” Kizzy’s struggle mimics today’s culture war. Daring, but realistic, the novel examines love, pride, compassion, courage, hope, morality, and duty—the things that inform and shape our destiny.