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Alexi Zentner ☆ 4 eviewGenre Adult FictionPublisher Viking PressPublication Date July 9 2019Mini Review Copperhead has a Sins of the Father theme The novel eads like YA but it is an adult story about acism that asks the uestion Can you ever out un your family history We meet a 17 year old high school football player who has a good chance of getting into an Ivy League school on a scholarship He is the star of the team and his grades are good He desperately needs this scholarship to be able to attend
college He lives paycheck to paycheck in a trailer and takes careHe lives paycheck to paycheck in a trailer and takes care his mom and his 12 year old sister His brother and stepfather are in jail for the murder of two black college students However the students attacked his brother not the other way around The stepfather was only given a four year sentence since he arrived after the murder His crime was just wiping the murder weapon clean His family but not himself belongs to a white supremacist church Many in his town call him white trash even though he has shown himself to be a decent and hard working young man The book begins with his stepfather s American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthe release from prison on the same day of the school s big game Throughout the story we watch the teenage linebacker struggle simply to avoid trouble whileemaining loyal to his family and friends Zentner s prose is taut and powerful You can almost hear the music of Johnny Cash playing in the teen s pick up truck But the author never shares how this boy was able to see beyond his family s beliefs Most of us can not accomplish this while still living in the family system Still this is a heck of a good coming of age story for our times I eceived this Advance Review Copy ARC novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest eviewFind all my book Sitzungs-Berichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde Zu Berlin: Jahrgang 1893 (Classic Reprint) reviews at This was a sparely written thought provoking and ultimately hopeful book that kept me guessing about how it would end As it takes place in Ithacaenamed Cortaca it was a bit like looking at my hometown in a funhouse mirror I wouldn t have made all of
same narrative but I found this to be a satisfying From Muslim to Christian Granada read Copperhead gets at some of the core uestions aboutacism especially as seen and experienced in small town America Why do people hate fo. What do we do when the people we love hold beliefs that are fundamentally incompatible with who we are All Jessup wants is to enjoy his senior year at Cortaca High and get a scholarship to attend college It doesn’t seem impossible He’s a standout varsity football player A good student He works at the local movie theater to help his mother make ends meet But it’s hard to live a normal life when everybody in town knows that your stepfather is a white su. R no eason Can anyone aised by white supremacists growthe same narrative
Out Of That World View Author Alexi Zentner Who Isof that world view Author Alexi Zentner who is says he s been thinking about these topics his whole life His parents Canadian social workers and activists saw their office firebombed by white supremacists twice when he was a teenager Read in my story for Binghamton University s Discover e This was an absolute stunning novel about acism in America The main character is a
year old player whose stepfather has just gotten home from serving a 4 year prison term17 year old
for accessory to murder And the stepfather expects his son to go backaccessory to murder And the stepfather expects his son to go back the church that they all previously attended The Blessed Church of the White America This iveting novel seems pulled from today s headlines It is the best novel I have The Afterlife of Little Women read this year and I will beecommending it to everyone I Domesticating Drink: Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 really appreciate what the author was trying to do but it just seemed overly contrived with each character designed so that we could arrive a certain conclusion His father or significantly his stepfather his girlfriend his girlfriend s father the coach his friend and even the police were all written in a way to sit snugly into the plot and sometimes that presented ambiguities left unanswered Despite those minor points it was a worthy attempt at dealing with a difficult topic Many thanks to Viking Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honesteview Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Stories With Mr AhamadSeason 2 Episode 2 Copperheadhttpsyoutube Ascn1spYTo be honest I m surprised that I even finished this book As a young Black man Lord Byron at Harrow School: Speaking Out, Talking Back, Acting Up, Bowing Out reading from the perspective of aeluctant white supremacist was hard to commit to for than a couple of pages Thankfully once I got in about 100 pages deep the story Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology really picked up and there were some incredible character arcs toead through Without giving too much away I LOVE that this is a book about Sisi: Empress on Her Own race featuring a white protagonist that isn t a white savior Having the main character struggle with his whiteness and family history without trying to save someone of coloreally made this book feel I don t know aw and earnest Things got ugly than once in this book and Alexi Zentner wasn t shy abou. Premacist–a white supremacist who was involved in a violent encounter with two young black college students And who is about to be eleased from prisonBut his stepfather David John also saved Jessup’s family from imploding The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity rescuing his mother and giving Jessup and his siblings a safe home for the first time David John’selease from prison sets off a chain of events that will forever define Jessup’s entry into adulthood dragging him into the swirlin. .
T what he wanted and needed to say It s weird a lot of this book made me angry and incredibly uncomfortable but I was appreciative of the fact that it was presented in such a forward wayI have SOOOOOO MUCH to say but I ather save it for a future episode of BookTubePS So that you A Wizard in Love re not waiting I took points off for the slow and explicit football opening along with a major set piece that shifted the story from supereal and believable to fictitious for me People
may disagree with me and that s okay because this is stilldisagree with me and that s okay because this is still important and meaningful piece of work I just wasn t 100% in love with it during my entire eadAnyway stay tuned UPDATE I was holding onto this until I officially dropped Season 2 of my BookTube series but since I ve been getting some traffic here lately I thought now would be a good timeEnjoy Wow what a book loved the structure and the titles of the chapters and can t believe most of the book took place in one weekend A book that eally makes you think about so many things I d Tigers in Normandy recommend this book to anyone It s definitely written for an older audience than The Hate U Give so it was interesting for me toead Maybe that s because I didn t need the Black Lives Matter explained to me although of course that wasn t always true I definitely still need the people in white supremacy groups explained to me This book didn t uite give you an insider perspective but it wasn t far
off It Presidential Secrecy and the Law reminded me of of the way Harper Lee explainedacism in Go Set A Watchman or How Kevin RooseIt eminded me of of the way Harper Lee explained acism in Go Set A Watchman or How Kevin Roose Born again Christians to me in The Unlikely Disciple A glimpse behind the curtain to see how and why people unlike me think The book isn t perfect The ending is disappointingly Hollywood although I would accept that sort of Hollywood ending in the next election in a heartbeat In any case this book has sports and friendship and the problems with growing up like Beartown and like Beartown the community as a whole is fleshed out in a very satisfying way helping the Hume on Religion reader understand the pressures Jessup feels as he tries to navigate his way I could haveead another 100 pages if the author had given them to me A very interesting ead that made me think Can see how it s not for everyone tho. G currents of irreconcilable ideologies crushing loyalties and unshakeable guilt Told with unflinching honesty and a ferocious gaze directed at contemporary America’s darkest corners Copperhead vibrates with the energy eleased by football tackles and car crashes Alexi Zenter unspools the story of boys who think they’re men of the entrenched thinking that supports a split second decision; and asks whether hatred bigotry and violence can ever be unlearne.