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  • Title: The Cutting Season
  • Author: Attica Locke
  • ISBN: 9781846688034
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Cutting Season By Attica Locke The American South in the twenty first century A plantation owned for generations by a rich family So much history And a dead body.Just after dawn, Caren walks the grounds of Belle Vie, the historic plantation house in Louisiana that she has managed for four years Today she sees nothing unusual, apart from some ground that has been dug up by the fence bordering the sugThe American South in the twenty first century A plantation owned for generations by a rich family So much history And a dead body.Just after dawn, Caren walks the grounds of Belle Vie, the historic plantation house in Louisiana that she has managed for four years Today she sees nothing unusual, apart from some ground that has been dug up by the fence bordering the sugar can fields Assuming an animal has been out after dark, she asks the gardener to tidy it up Not long afterwards, he calls her to say it s something else Something terrible A dead body At a distance, she missed her The girl, the dirt and the blood Now she has police on site, an investigation in progress, and a member of staff no one can track down And Caren keeps uncovering things she will wish she didn t know As she s drawn into the dead girl s story, she makes shattering discoveries about the future of Belle Vie, the secrets of its past, and sees, clearly than ever, that Belle Vie, its beauty, is not to be trusted A magnificent, sweeping story of the south, The Cutting Season brings history face to face with modern America, where Obama is president, but some things will never change Attica Locke once again provides an unblinking commentary on politics, race, the law, family and love, all within a thriller every bit as gripping and tragic as her first novel, Black Water Rising.
    Attica Locke
    Attica Locke is a writer whose first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, a 2010 NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for an Orange Prize in the UK Attica is also a screenwriter who has written movie and television scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, Dreamworks and Silver Pictures She was also a fellow at the Sundance Institute s Feature Filmmakers Lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.

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    Commentaires:

    Roxane
    Atmospheric and engaging crime novel about a woman who manages a plantation turned tourist attraction and event venue and then has to unravel several mysteries, past and present, when a dead body shows up on the property There is a strong sense of place and I enjoyed how Locke created multiple intrigues The way she develops her characters is also really strong At times, the pacing felt off and I wanted tension but I really liked this novel.

    jo
    people will tell you this is like pelecanos and people will tell you this is like lahane but this is like neither this is unique and so its own work of art, you want to beg everyone everywhere to read it as i said in my updates, this book feels canonical to me, in the way in which Toni Morrison s Beloved is canonical, and Percival Everett s Erasure is canonical also Edward P Jones s The Known World you can add your own books to this list there are some works of literature that recast a frame, th [...]

    Kerry
    I really wanted to like this book than I did It had all the elements I love in a good mystery an interesting and well rendered setting a varied cast of characters the today s mystery brings a mystery from the past to light plot device that I always enjoy when it is well conceived as it is here and a strong woman at the center of it all I like the writing and thought the book was well crafted But I still somehow never quite connected with it never fell into it or reached that delicious point of [...]

    Book Him Danno
    Imagine you were just beginning a game of Clue and I said to you Hey, it was either Mr Green with Revolver in the Library, or Miss Scarlett with the Lead Pipe in the Kitchen, or Colonel Mustard with the Rope in the Ballroom Then I let you wander around aimlessly the whole game before apropos of nothing I said it was the last choice Now let s finish the game That is the frustration I felt with this book.It seems the author wanted to write a great novel of modern race relations but felt compelled [...]

    Jess
    Attica Locke, a new to me author, has such an interesting knack of telling a story She weaves together the past and present to create a tragic mystery involving not one killing but two Her background as a screenwriter is readily apparent, she sets her scenes thoughtfully and with a purpose The first few chapters seemed devoted to the scene and the main character build which creates bond between the reader and Caren right from the get go My Reactions 2009 is an interesting year to pick as the tim [...]

    Robert
    If you prefer prose that peppers your nose and wows you with wonder and awe, then you might find yourself having a grand time while reading about the Deep South, where the tea is always sweet, an afternoon rain happens daily, and the humidity is so thick you have to keep your head down and plow forward through the mist With the opening line I was caught in time and found myself veering ahead with what might have been excitement mixed with hope But alas she was a fairer lass than Kim Kardashian o [...]

    Krystin Rachel
    A story about the American South s shameful history and how the crimes of the past ring in the present, The Cutting Season was presented to me as a mystery trhiller, but it reads like a contemporary novel that explores the history of black culture in a subtle way, woven between the murder of a migrant worker in a cane cutting operation The operations manager for a historical plantation, Belle Vie, is Caren Gray a compelling irony being she s a black woman a single mother, simply trying to provi [...]

    Jean
    Caren Gray is the manager of what used to be a sugarcane plantation called Belle Vie Belle Vie is now used as a tourist attraction banquet center When the body of a female migrant worker is found on the grounds, to Caren s chagrin the police do not appear to be on the correct tract One of Caren s workers quickly becomes the main suspect and it appears that her young daughter has knowledge of the crime which puts her life in danger.This then becomes a riveting mystery Caren calls in her daughter [...]

    Roy
    I love a good mystery I was intrigued by the mystery within a mystery concept of this book I may have liked it even if the narrative went back and forth following the two connected storylines, alternating between the present and slave days, only not via time travel the way Octavia Butler wonderfully did it in Kindred The fact that Attica Locke sticks to a single setting is by no means a flaw, and like Octavia, Attica is also an excellent writer That said, I can t say that I was blown away by th [...]

    Joe
    I just love reading reviews on this site People just love everything and love telling the plot Every book is good and every author is a good writer And I think I will add that almost every reviewer reader is delusional and has little idea of what makes a good book.In the case of Attica Locke, she is indeed a good writer Black Water Rising, her debut novel, was a much better read with a layered and engrossing plot This one is a standard mystery complete with obvious red herrings and a quick solut [...]

    Abby
    My disappointment in The Cutting Season is at least partly because I was expecting a different book I knew Attica Locke s first book, Black Water Rising, had been considered for various prizes and I had the sense that she had been anointed a young writer to watch I knew The Cutting Season would open with a dead body showing up on a Louisiana plantation but I wasn t expecting a formulaic mystery I was expecting a novel steeped in atmosphere, invoking echoes of the past and dealing with complex pr [...]

    Sara
    There is so much about this book that is good an interesting setting of historical significance, two mysteries one contemporary and the other from the past family drama, star crossed love, racial, cultural and societal tensions It is unfortunate that these strong elements don t seem to come together to make a compelling read I found the pace was extremely slow going I think that was probably intentional in order to create a mood that is at once contemplative and sinister but the overall effect i [...]

    Julie Ehlers
    The setting for this book was really great I loved the idea of setting a mystery thriller at a former plantation turned plantation themed tourist attraction the haunted quality of such a place could only increase the level of menace in the proceedings And that aspect of the book worked very well In addition, the characters were quite vivid for a book of this type Unfortunately, it seemed to take forever for anything to happen, and I got frustrated with the way the main character withheld possibl [...]

    Diane
    This is an intriguing murder mystery set at a Louisiana plantation in 2009 A migrant worker for a sugar corporation was found killed, but it seems there is another mystery also unfolding, one that goes back to the years after the Civil War The plantation is now part of a tourist attraction, and the woman who manages it, Caren Gray, has deep family ties to the place The police have a suspect in the migrant worker s death, but Caren thinks something else is going on In addition to providing a good [...]

    Carol
    My sincere thanks to Harper Collins for provinging the E galley to be released in September 2012.This is a mystery plain and simple Or is it simple, that is Right from the get go there is a body and the presumption of wrong doing though it needs to be proved And there s a storyline that goes back many, many years that involves a missing free slave but no body.What I loved about The Cutting Season by Attica Locke was the peeling back of generational history and seeing what was, the post civil war [...]

    Clif Hostetler
    This novel is social commentary disguised as a murder mystery It prompts readers to contemplate themes of race, class, economics and the importance of historical events in a modern society The setting is an antebellum plantation that has been preserved as a historical event center where tourists and wedding parties can be entertained with reenactments of historical plantation events by actors dressed in period costumes The social and economic status of people working at the facility and surround [...]

    J Beckett
    A well written frame story filled with plot twists that render the readers gasping for air, and characters who are complex enough to keep the pages turning, enthusiastically Nice dual period piece brought seamlessly together through the story telling prowess of Attica Locke A truly wondrous journey

    Melanie
    I expected from the Cutting Season to be a deeply atmospheric book invoking images of the deep south of Lousiana drawing from the tension between the past and the present It started out that way but sadly for me it just could not maintain its momentum Caron, who manages a former plantation as a historic site for the owners, has actually grown up on the plantation and in fact, her ancestors were slaves on the plantation Now, she organises school trips, a jaunty little play about the history of th [...]

    Larraine
    It s rare to find both a good mystery and a literary novel rolled into one This is the second book by Ms Locke, the first book in the Dennis Lehane Imprint Supposedly he chooses the books himself I read the previous one, Visitation Street, and really enjoyed it It was was excellent This is actually Ms Locke s second book Somehow I missed her first, Black Water Rising, but it s now in my TBR pile In the meantime, this one is due back at the library soon, plus I m sure there are some eager readers [...]

    Monica **can't read fast enough**
    Locke gave a beautifully written story and her vivid descriptions allowed me to easily visualize the setting The plot is interesting and the setting is beautifully presented in The Cutting Season For me this was a story where the setting and plot outshone the development of the characters I had some trouble understanding Caren s actions at times and I would have liked to have had details and motivation for some of the other characters There were also some slower moments, but they didn t keep me [...]

    Ann Woodbury Moore
    This novel is set in Louisiana, at Belle Vie, a former plantation that s now a historical site and tourist attraction When a migrant worker is found murdered on the property, Caren Gray, Belle Vie s manager, is roped into solving a mystery that has personal connections The book has a lot of potential, and I continued reading to see what happened However, there are numerous flaws and it would have benefited from a skilled editor and major rewriting The plot is overly convoluted, with unnecessary [...]

    Kelly Hager
    This could probably best be described as a literary thriller Normally when I hear that, I think something that s a little boring, but that s not the case here at all The emphasis is on literary but thriller is very well represented, too.Instead, The Cutting Season is incredibly well written but it s also very gripping and hard to put down I d never read Attica Locke before she has one other novel, Black Water Rising but when I heard that this was the first selection for Dennis Lehane s new Harp [...]

    Laura
    This felt like a cookie cutter mystery Nothing new or fresh that pulled me in It lacked the intensity of a good mystery If I hadn t finished the book, I would have loss no sleep wondering what happened I want a mystery to make me bite my nails and dare me to turn to the last pages to see what the outcome will be I think I was concerned with the Eric Caren relationship than solving the mystery.

    Debbie "DJ"
    I really enjoyed this book It was full of rich history and gave me a real sense of life on a plantation, what that must have been like for slaves also I love how it is set in the modern day, with a big mystery and murder intrigue My eyeballs were flying off the pages toward the end What a great job of mixing together so many different elements and time periods into one great book that brings it all together in such an exciting way.

    Paulette
    I would have liked a happier ending This book kept me interested I was constantly turning back to the map in the front of the book

    Becky
    Not quite a 4 star but I rounded up.A southern story with a little historical background a double mystery.Caren is a single mom living working at a former plantation, a place where she lived as a child where her ancestors lived as slaves The property is used as a piece of history for tourists, school groups for functions such as weddings Caren oversees the operations of the facility.The property is bordered by a sugar cane farm with the land being worked on by migrant workers, many who are not i [...]

    Karen
    Even though this book started off slow, the second half really made up for it I enjoyed the interaction between Caren and Eric most of all in this book I wanted to shake Caren at times when she made dumb decisions but I instantly loved Eric and his voice of reason Both of them could have easily acted like most ex s do but instead they were mature parents looking out for the welfare of their daughter and each other too I enjoyed the historical plantation of Belle Vie and envied Caren s job to liv [...]

    Didi
    Really enjoyed this book I rate it a solid 4,5 stars When is Good reads going to make it so we can give half star Read in depth review at didibooksenglish.wordpress on Friday.

    switterbug (Betsey)
    The past and the present are inextricably bound, and history is examined, re examined, and refined within the context of a changing world of ideas, new evidence, and reform Attica Locke demonstrated this in her first crime book, BLACK WATER RISING, nominated for an Orange Prize in 2009 Once again, she braids controversial social and historical issues with an intense and multi stranded mystery Locke artfully informs CUTTING SEASON with the dark corners of our nation s past and the ongoing prejudi [...]

    Laura Nowlin
    An absorbing mystery with a unique setting and premise Thoroughly enjoyable.

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