By (author) Kim Addonizio
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Little Beauties by Kim Addonizio
Book DescriptionThe lives of three characters -- an obsessive-compulsive, a pregnant teenager, and the teen's unborn child -- come together in National Book Award finalist and Pushcart Prize winner Kim Addonizio's unsparingly funny and transcendent debut novel. Diana McBride, a thirty-four-year-old former child pageant contender, now works in a baby store in Long Beach. Between dealing with a catastrophic haircut, the failure of her marriage, and phone calls from her alcoholic mother, Diana has gone off her OCD medication and is trying to cope via washing and cleaning rituals. When pregnant teenager Jamie Ramirez enters the store, Diana's already chaotic world is sent spinning. Jamie can't stand being pregnant. She can't wait to get on with her normal life and give the baby up for adoption. But her yet-to-be-born daughter, Stella, has a fierce will and a destiny to fulfill. And as the magical plot of Little Beauties unfolds, these three characters' lives become linked in ever more surprising ways. With a poet's ear for fresh, evocative language and a deft humor that exposes her characters' foibles, Addonizio perfectly captures the messiness and unexpected beauty of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743271837
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kim Addonizio
Mortal Trash, Hardback (July 2016)
"Kim Addonizio's voice lifts from the page, alive and biting-unleashing wit with a ruthless observation."-San Francisco Book Review
Wild Nights, Paperback (October 2015)View all books by Kim Addonizio
America's Kim Addonizio has been called 'one of the nation's most provocative and edgy poets'. Her poetry is renowned for its gritty, street-wise narrators and wicked sense of wit.
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