LITTLE BEAUTIES : A NOVEL

By: KIM ADDONIZIO

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The 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.

Title: LITTLE BEAUTIES : A NOVEL

Author Name: KIM ADDONIZIO

Categories: Literature & Fiction,

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

ISBN Number: 0743271831

ISBN Number 13: 9780743271837

Binding: TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION

Seller ID: IM230943

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