Crackpot

Crackpot Hoda is a prostitute but that is not the most important fact about her Earthy bawdy vulnerable and big hearted she is the daughter of an impoverished Jewish couple who emigrated from Russia to Ca
  • Title: Crackpot
  • Author: Adele Wiseman
  • ISBN: 9780803297531
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Crackpot
    Hoda is a prostitute, but that is not the most important fact about her Earthy, bawdy, vulnerable, and big hearted, she is the daughter of an impoverished Jewish couple who emigrated from Russia to Canada to escape persecution Growing up in a ghetto of Winnipeg, she experiences cruelty and bigotry early and fights back with humor and anger, which is something to behold aHoda is a prostitute, but that is not the most important fact about her Earthy, bawdy, vulnerable, and big hearted, she is the daughter of an impoverished Jewish couple who emigrated from Russia to Canada to escape persecution Growing up in a ghetto of Winnipeg, she experiences cruelty and bigotry early and fights back with humor and anger, which is something to behold as her young body takes on gargantuan proportions In the neighborhood, she is considered a crackpot and worse In truth, she is a cracked pot, a flawed human being, but her quest for love, which brings hope out of humiliation, is one of the most memorable in modern fiction Crackpot, set in the period between two world wars, is Adele Wiseman s comic vision, for all its darkness Somewhat satirically, the novel touches on puritanical hypocrisy and the inhumanity of institutions, notably the schools and the welfare system Hoda, caught in a web of relationships beginning with her blind father and humpbacked mother, is its great heartbeat.
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  • Adele Wiseman

    Adele Wiseman was a Canadian author Her parents were Russian Jews who emigrated from the Ukraine to Canada, in part, to escape the pogroms that accompanied the Russian Civil War.In 1956, Wiseman published her first novel, The Sacrifice, which won the Governor General s Award Her only other novel, Crackpot, was published in 1974 Wiseman also published plays, children s stories, essays, and other non fiction.

  • 159 Comments

  • 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 after your deat [...]


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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 epidemic [...]


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.





  • Uf Humor muy negro, situaciones inconcebibles, discriminaci n, comunismo, activismo Una verdadera feminista La autora sin tab es, la protagonista sin malicia Vale mucho la pena



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