Nice Big American Baby
By (author) Judy Budnitz
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Nice Big American Baby by Judy Budnitz
Book Description'Unforgettable and utterly affecting. You can't turn the pages fast enough' Dave Eggers Judy Budnitz, author of the Orange Prize shortlisted novel If I Told You Once and the critically acclaimed collection Flying Leap. creates her own brand of stark, dystopian reality in this impressive collection of blisteringly inventive and surreal new stories. Budnitz's first-person narrators are pitch perfect, helping the reader to see from their perspective, no matter how odd it might be. Clever, comic and perpetually surprising, these are stories that demand to be read again and again. 'A truly talented young writer.' Times
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007122042
(197mm x 130mm x mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Judy Budnitz
Nice Big American Baby, Paperback / softback (February 2006)
Budnitz's 12 blazingly original new stories--riveting, seductive, and impossible to forget--take readers from suburban backyards and swimming pools to war-torn streets and fallout shelters.
If I Told You Once, Paperback / softback (November 2000)
In her original novel about mothers, daughters, and love, Judy Budnitz gives the traditional folktale an electrifying twist as she follows four generations of women from an Eastern European village to the tenements of an American city.
Flying Leap, Paperback» View all books by Judy Budnitz
Elena leaves her home in Eastern Europe to travel to America and a new world, living an adventure that eventually includes her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter, who share her gifts and hardships.
US Kirkus Review » Twelve tales edging toward the surreal yet grounded in nitty-gritty details of domesticity. "Where We Come From" sets the tone, somewhere between fairy tale and ghost story. In an unnamed country, an unloved daughter grows into her name, Precious, after her more beloved brothers are lost to war and famine. Then a visiting soldier impregnates Precious. Desperate to have her child born in the US, she keeps the child in her womb for four years. When she finally gives birth, American officials immediately take the child away and deport Precious. She returns, perhaps, to watch her son through the bedroom window of the adopted home where he grows up loved but alien. Another baby crisis occurs in "Miracle" when a white couple gives birth to a baby with ebony black skin. Despite the child's oddness-abnormally heavy, he tends to disappear and reappear at will-the mother's love is overarching. When his skin turns pink, she panics that he is no longer her child (every mother's fear as her child changes, Budnitz implies). This tenuous relationship between looks and identity crops up in the volume's third major story, "Saving Face," the complex "testimony" of a woman who may be the former dictator of another unnamed country or may simply be a woman whose face represented the dictator on posters painted by the woman's lover. The final story, "Motherland," brings the volume full circle. An island's men leave for war and never return. Soldiers (American) briefly visit and impregnate the women left behind. The resulting daughters and sons are raised apart to avoid incest, but when a lone man shows up, the daughters experiment with him and find themselves pregnant as a group once again. So the cycle continues. O. Henry-winner and novelist (I Told You So, 1999) Budnitz shows major talent in her creation of a distinctive fictional world, ambiguous and complex. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Judy Budnitz
Judy Budnitz was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Atlanta. She graduated from Harvard in 1995, was writing fellow at the Fine Arts Center, Provincetown, taught at Brown and Harvard Universities, and now teaches at Columbia University in Manhattan.
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