The Hatbox Baby

By Carrie Brown
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565122994, 333pp.)

Publication Date: September 2000

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The Chicago World's Fair in 1933 is the setting for this story about a desperate father who brings his premature baby to a famous incubator doctor who exhibits live premature infants to the fair's gawking crowds. All the characters who get involved in this fragile baby's life form the plot of this startlingly original novel.
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