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American Pop

American Pop The story of a family The story of an empire The story of a nation Moving from Mississippi to Paris to New York and back again a saga of family ambition passion and tragedy that brings to life one

  • Title: American Pop
  • Author: Snowden Wright
  • ISBN: 0062697765
  • Page: 388
  • Format: ebook
  • The story of a family The story of an empire The story of a nation.Moving from Mississippi to Paris to New York and back again, a saga of family, ambition, passion, and tragedy that brings to life one unforgettable Southern dynasty the Forsters, founders of the world s first major soft drink company against the backdrop of than a century of American cultural history The story of a family The story of an empire The story of a nation.Moving from Mississippi to Paris to New York and back again, a saga of family, ambition, passion, and tragedy that brings to life one unforgettable Southern dynasty the Forsters, founders of the world s first major soft drink company against the backdrop of than a century of American cultural history.The child of immigrants, Houghton Forster has always wanted from his time as a young boy in Mississippi, working twelve hour days at his father s drugstore to the moment he first laid eyes on his future wife, Annabelle Teague, a true Southern belle of aristocratic lineage to his invention of the delicious fizzy drink that would transform him from tiller boy into the founder of an empire, the Panola Cola Company, and entice a youthful, enterprising nation entering a hopeful new age.Now the heads of a preeminent American family spoken about in the same breath as the Hearsts and the Rockefellers, Houghton and Annabelle raise their four children with the expectation they ll one day become world leaders The burden of greatness falls early on eldest son Montgomery, a handsome and successful politician who has never recovered from the horrors and heartbreak of the Great War His younger siblings Ramsey and Lance, known as the infernal twins, are rivals not only in wit and beauty, but in their utter carelessness with the lives and hearts of others Their b

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    About "Snowden Wright"

    1. Snowden Wright

      Snowden Wright, born and raised in Mississippi, is the author of the novel American Pop, chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the Discover Great New Writers program by Barnes Noble A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer in Residence, he has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, The Millions, an Snowden Wright, born and raised in Mississippi, is the author of the novel American Pop, chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the Discover Great New Writers program by Barnes Noble A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer in Residence, he has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, The Millions, and the New York Daily News, among other publications, and previously worked as a fiction reader at The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Paris Review Wright was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the 2018 Sewanee Writers Conference, and his debut novel, Play Pretty Blues, was the recipient of the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars Graywolf Prize He lives in Atlanta, Georgia

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    1. Panola Cola, carbonated sugar water with a secret ingredient, is the quintessential American product that propels a Mississippi family into prominence American Pop tells the multi generational story of the Forster family as they rise and fall over the course of one hundred years There are accidents, suicide, and struggles with sexuality, possible murder, questions of paternity and the ultimate loss of the family fortune Employing a non linear narrative, this novel jumps around in time, occasi Pa [...]


    2. Yes, this is full of irony and witticisms, and yes, this is s generational saga Three to be exact, which besides the mystery of the hidden ingredient, are the only exact items to be noted Everything else is confusing This book skip around from generation, forward and backward and everything in between There are historical happenings, family scandals galore, but it seems just when something gained my interest, was on the cupse of s breakthrough, it switched to a different timeline.I struggled Yes [...]


    3. RTC Feb 8 Earlier that week, when he was explaining that Maximilian Everard controlled than a fifth of the votes in the state via his sway over his white friends who in turn held sway over the Negro tenants farming their land, Paul Johnson had warned Montgomery about the evening they were going to spend at Bluest Heaven, noting, Those boys there will be true Delta Monty had understood the phrase to refer to any white plantation owner from the Valley of the Lower Mississippi who was s RTC [...]


    4. If you are going to write a Southern book and you are a white person and the book is about white people, you should sit down with that idea for a while You should really think about it If that book is going to be set during the Jim Crow era and is about wealthy, tragic white people, you should think even harder For a very long time, Southern fiction has meant this kind of story Sure, we occasionally let in stories about poor, struggling white people, but mostly it is about the gentried Sou If yo [...]


    5. Only four books have made me cry.This was the fourth.I haven t read a family epic this good since Middlesex So Good Just so good Take your time and savor this one.


    6. I m not leaving a star rating, because I don t like hurting authors ratings like that, but I couldn t stand the prose Too many characters were introduced too early on in this book, and the perspective kept hopping between them after only a paragraph or two I had to bail.


    7. The scale of the story is big, and American Pop pulls that much off There s not so much a storyline to follow as much as birds eye view of a slow downward spiral I did like the relatively disorganized style of snippets of the family s life jumping from the beginning to end of a century long timeline The addition of Robert seemed weirdly forced, but it ironically seemed to add to his actual position in the family That said, I did develop some real beef with some of the characters and how they The [...]


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