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ISBN:0701181761
Author: Sadie Jones
ISBN13: 978-0701181765
Title: The Outcast
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Harper; Uncorrected Proof edition (2008)

The Outcast by Sadie Jones



Sadie Jones - The Outcast. Sadie Jones talks about her novel The Outcast, which won the Costa First Novel award in 2008. James Naughtie chairs, and a group of readers join in the conversation. Sadie Jones talks about her novel The Outcast which won the Costa First Novel award in 2008. The book is about a boy called Lewis - his childhood and adolescence - as he grows up in the stultifying world of the home counties in the late forties and fifties. Sadie says : There's something fascinating about the 50s, the cataclysm of the war and the 60s. We all think about this explosion of freedom, but caught in between it was ten years of breath held and that fascinated me. August's Bookclub : A Question of Loyalties by Allan Massie (1989). Presenter : James Naughtie Interviewed Guest : Sadie Jones Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

In this brilliant debut, Sadie Jones tells the story of a boy who refuses to accept the polite lies of a tightly knit community that rejects love in favor of appearances. Written with nail-biting suspense and cinematic pacing, The Outcast is an emotionally powerful evocation of postwar provincial English society and a remarkably uplifting testament to the redemptive powers of love and understanding. Gilbert was demobbed in November and Elizabeth took Lewis up to London to meet him at the Charing Cross Hotel.

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Extract: The Outcast by Sadie Jones.

About Sadie Jones: was born in London, England, the daughter of a poet and an actress. Her father, Evan Jones, was born in Portland, Jamaica in 1927  . Sadie wrote screenplays for fourteen years before producing THE OUTCAST, her first novel.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. The village was asleep, with all the people behind the walls and through the windows and up the stairs of the little houses blind and deaf in their beds while anything might happen. Lewis headed down the middle of the road and he kept falling and had to remember to get back on his feet. He reached the churchyard and stood in the dark with the church even darker above hi. rom The Outcast by Sadie JonesIts 1957

The village was asleep, with all the people behind the walls and through the windows and up the stairs of the little houses blind and deaf in their beds while anything might happen. He reached the churchyard and stood in the dark with the church even darker above him. –from The Outcast by Sadie Jones.

The main reason for mentioning this book again is because in the last couple of weeks a television adaption of the book has been on the BBC. Interestingly it was strictly controlled script wise by the author itself which is probably why I found it compelling but for me it all started with the boo. .It is difficult to know where to start when it comes to describing this book. This book beautifully deals with some fairly brutal issues and places them into a society which is somewhat different to nowadays. The descriptions of the violence are somewhat shocking but this is only to emphasise the problems that these people have to deal. I really felt quite claustrophobic while reading the whole book and felt just as trapped as Lewis and Kit did.

Sadie Jones talks about her novel The Outcast which won the Costa First Novel award 2008. Published on August 3, 2014.

Reviews: 7
Fomand
This book is excellent. It deals with domestic abuse, people in denial, and families in dysfunction. It may sound like it's too hard to read and I admit there was a point I put it down for a minute before picking it up again (because the story and writing were so good) but I highly recommend it. The author writes so beautifully. I ached for some of the characters and yelled and shook my head in disbelief at others.
Varshav
Brilliant book. Not, as one reviewer put it, "lush" writing, but spare, the "less is more" style, that conveys the repressive culture of the 50's in England, and the agony of its outcasts. As an old Brit, I remember those times. I was there! Looking forward to Sadie Jones' second novel.
Frosha
An amazing study of the 1950's cultural suppression and WW II vetetans unresolved effects on his wife and sun. Domestic violence and how families keep it a secret. Finally, what it takes to recover. Easy prose with some cliche scenes, but the troubled boy steals your heart.
Bort
Upper-middle class setting in the 1950's in a small-town community in England.

I was drawn into the book immediately. At the beginning, it was developing a little slow. But when the disappearance of the mother of Lewis the main character was presented, the story started to pick up.

Lewis had a “dark” personality due to a tragedy he witnessed at the age of 7 with his mother’s “disappearance”. He does not talk much and mutters words when he should respond. His father, already remarried, does not know how to help Lewis, so he prefers to show no affection towards him. Lewis starts closing himself in his own world. Friends of his own community start seeing him as a “weirdo” and to some extent, bully him.

As the novel develops, at age 12 Lewis has been ostracized by his community for being odd, he becomes an alcoholic about age 14, he starts to self-mutilate, he burns down the village church at age 17 years, and spent 2 years in jail for this.

When he comes out of prison, no one comes to greet him, and with no practical skills and nowhere to go, he chooses to return to the small town that has been distrustful of him since his mother's disappearance a decade earlier. Secrets abound in Waterford, where social appearances are far more important than genuine love and respect, and Lewis' reputation as a pariah and his continued troubles at home and in the community, cause him to become an outcast.

There was only one person who really understood him: Kit, a neighborhood friend who fell in love with Lewis. Right from the beginning she sees the good in Lewis and loves him. But Kit has her own tale of darkness, being an abused child by a crazy father, who was seen by his community as a very respectful family and church man. As tensions build, Kit becomes the only person who can communicate with Lewis.

There is a lot of tension and Sadie Jones tells the story from various perspectives. We sympathize with Lewis and Kit as both stories are heartbreaking. By the last part of the book, the reader will feel a sense of hope and redemption for both Kit and Lewis.

The only reason I did not give the book a 5-star review was because I was often momentarily confused by the dialogue of the different characters, often switching back and forth within the same scene being that the author does not identify who is “speaking”. It was hard for me sometimes to keep track of the characters themselves because they did not appear with different “voices”. But still, this did not affect my wanting to continue reading this page-turner.

I would recommend this book for Book Clubs or any reader who has a troubled child or family member.
Tekasa
What a terrific book! I can't believe it is the author's first. Ranks with Barbara Vine and Graham Greene. Compelling portrait of claustrophobic family life in Surrey 1945-57 which nicely captures the flavor of the times (I remember the sight and smell of bombsites in London in the early 1950's and the grim postwar atmosphere). Characters are well-developed, dialogue is realistic and subtle, prose liquid and compelling, plot flows naturally from the characters. Can't wait for the author to write more!
iSlate
This was wonderfully written in that as the reader, you felt that you the 'fly on the wall' of watching the boy's growth from emotionally neglected child, to rebellious teen, to hero for a young girl. This story highlighted the many secrets a town can hold and how child abuse can slowly destroy young lives if silence prevails.
hardy
Reluctance to try to understand a young person's strange behaviour versus blind acceptance of bad behaviour by "respectable" adults.
Bear with this book! The main character repeats his errors and it's frustrating, but worth reading until the very end. It's interesting to think about the role adults play in the life of this innocent and at times too trusting young man. His even younger intuitive ally is what helps us to keep reading and retain our faith in humanity.