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by Helen Ellis

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Helen Ellis
ISBN: 1860498701
ISBN13: 978-1860498701
Language: English
Publisher: Scribners; New Ed edition (2001)
Pages: 288
Fb2 eBook: 1596 kb
ePub eBook: 1922 kb
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Eating the Cheshire Cat lures us into a world of perfectly planned parties and steep social ladders. Eating the Cheshire Cat' will be read fifty years from now as an example of the 1990's. Helen Ellis is a real literary find. Read her book and fasten your seat belt.

Eating the Cheshire Cat lures us into a world of perfectly planned parties and steep social ladders.

Eating The Cheshire Cat book. The debut novel by the author of American Housewife. Eating the Cheshire Cat lures us into a world of perfectly planned parties and steep social ladders, where traditional rites of passage take unpredictable and horrifying turns as three girls and their overbearing mothers collide. In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, beauty is as beauty does, with axes and knives and killer smiles.

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Eating the Cheshire Cat lures us into a world of perfectly planned parties and steep social ladders, where traditional rites of passage take unpredictable and horrifying turns as three girls and their overbearing mothers collide.

Eating the Cheshire Cat is a 2000 novel by Helen Ellis. It follows three girls from Alabama-Sarina, Nicole, and Bitty Jack-as they grow up. In Person Helen Ellis at BookPeople, The Austin Chronicle. Paperbacks, The Independent. Eating the Cheshire Cat, Entertainment Weekly.

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The debut novel by the author of American Housewife. Eating the Cheshire Cat lures us into a world of perfectly planned.

Eating the Cheshire Cat lures us into a world of perfectly planned parties and steep social ladders, where traditional rites of passage take unpredictable and horrifying turns as. .Eating The Cheshire Cat - Helen Ellis.

Eating The Cheshire Cat. A Novel. When Sarina got home from the last day of tenth grade, she walked into the backyard, dropped her books, and spun until she could not stand it anymore

Eating The Cheshire Cat. When Sarina got home from the last day of tenth grade, she walked into the backyard, dropped her books, and spun until she could not stand it anymore. Hypnotized by the pastel colors and rented picnic tables, she dropped to her knees and fell back onto her hands.

In a world of perfectly planned parties and steep social ladders, traditional rites of passage take unexpected turns when three girls and their overbearing mothers collide. In the astonishing opening scene, Sarina Summers's mom smashes her daughter's hands so a doctor will be forced to fix Sarina's one imperfection - crooked pinkie fingers. As Sarina and her mom pursue Sarina's impeccable image, Nicole Hicks's self-destructive obsession with Sarina thwarts her own mother's plans. Meanwhile, an unwilling participant in the Hicks vs. Summers feud fights to prove that a girl can succeed outside the confines of this outrageous, yet eerily familiar social order. From summer camp to the University of Alabama's race for the homecoming queen's throne, Southern stereotypes are challenged and wrestled to the ground. It's survival of the fittest. But which girl will come out on top? Helen Ellis keeps her readers guessing until the bitter end in this wickedly clever, superbly crafted novel.
Comments to eBook Eating the Cheshire Cat
Kikora
Ladies and gents, our first contestant is Sarina Summers, a Southern belle with a truly psychotic mother determined to help her daughter lead the perfect life. Our second contestant is a nice girl from a modest background, Bitty Jack Carlson, who winds up getting victimized by the beautiful, popular Sarina. Our third is Nicole Hicks, Sarina's "best friend," who begins the book in shaky shape mentally and goes downhill from there. "Cheshire Cat" charts their lives and rivalry from early teens onto college. The plot involves goldfish swallowing, a freak show boyfriend, sorority hazing, lots of bloody implements, infidelity, you get the picture. It's one bizarre book. Mommie Dearest has nothing on Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Hicks, themselves long-time rivals.

The book most frequently got described in the blurbs as "fun" and "entertaining," and it was that until it pooped out at the last fifty pages. This is one of those books where the villians are so evil you won't feel the slightest bit of sorrow at their comeuppance. Great lit, no; entertaining, yes.
Phenade
A twisted tale of love, loss, and revenge. This book made me laugh out loud and have to pick my jaw off the floor at the plot twists. A dark delight.
bass
I was attracted to the idea of this story. The author boldly presents her characters almost as caricatures of girls I knew either growing up or in college. My stomach turned when I read a section on pledging a sorority; it was a brutal, shallow, nasty business back in my day. It is a dark book; a hard look at differences within the culture. I doubt it is fair to stereotype these as Southern. People are pretty much people all over this country...and maybe all of this together is why I finally decided some books aren't worth my reading to the very end. Very disturbing is the feeling I had for too much of my time spent with it.
Perhaps I might pick it back up to finish. If I do I will update my review.
Bu
This book is touted as being about social climbing in the South. It isn't. It's about three girls growing up under the more and less good guidance of parents whose motives are not easily understood--letting a 16 year old tour with a freak show? What's that about? Breaking your daughters fingers with an axe handle?!!! I looked forward to some insight into the Southern upper classes, which have a strong tie to British gentry, even now, and which exhibit some distinctive aspects that are definitely local, and could be depicted and satirized in an interesting way.
I_LOVE_228
This novel follows three modern Southern belles from junior high school to the University of Alabama. Sarina Summers is beautiful but deadly, a sociopath encouraged by her psychotic mother to fulfill the socially accepted pattern of Tri-Delt to wife - at any costs. Nicole Hicks lives across the street, Sarina's devoted follower, relegated to the role of "the pretty girl's friend". However, Nicole's slavish devotion turns twisted and obsessive after Sarina betrays her. Caught in the middle is Bitty Jack Carlson, a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks whose life is ruined by Sarina's machinations. The story is a train wreck you cannot put down until the last page, a murderous conclusion at the Alabama Homecoming game.
Glei
This is one of the most compelling books I have read this year. The characters immediately jump out to grab you and never let go. If you can guess this ending, kudos to you.
JoJogar
This was a trite, insipid book written as a last-go-at-it novel. It's no Valley of the Dolls or Bell Jar (neither of which I highly recommend, although they come off A-list compared to this trash). Basically you have a story about Southern girls. And not just any Southern girls. Inflated, dull, outlandish, boringly stupid and gratingly catty caricatures of what the "modern day sorority Southern princess" is. Basically this is one of the novels an Alabama girl writes because she can't write about anything else except what she knows, and then she doesn't even have any idea what she's talking about. This book aims to offend Southern girls with its catty depiction of college life and fat chicks, but the only one going to be offended is anyone with taste. The book is purely a pain in the a** to read and won't be enjoyed by anyone besides Talladega graduates who fondly remember hazings. B-movie material. The camp is bad, and the ending is worth mocking.
Being an alumni member of The University of Alabama chapter of Tri-Delt, I was profoundly shocked and appalled by the portrayal of Delta Delta Delta fraternity, its members, and supporting alumni. This book is a gross exaggeration of what being a memeber of a sorority is like. It is a lifelong endeavor we take very seriously. It is NOT about social climbing, manipulaing people, and especially not desertng people in a time of crisis as "Sarina" did to "Nicole". The characters are shallow and flat and do not have any redeeming values. They are constructed solely by the author who obviously has no reference for how human beings actually act and is determined to convince the reader that EVERYONE in the South only cares about social standing and have no concept of what it means to manipulate people to get what they want.She also has no reference about sorority life is like and created the events in this book out of her imagination, from rumors, and stereotypes- not on any real experience. I feel I speak for every member of a sorority, when I say this book is highly, offensive, misrepresentative and slanderous.
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