Little Beauties (Paperback)
Simon & Schuster, 9780743271837, 242pp.
Publication Date: July 10, 2006
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Praise For Little Beauties…
"An intense and original portrait of two alienated women and an all-seeing baby who brings them together, helping them to live in the world again....Brave and refreshingly unsentimental, Little Beauties stays with you."
-- Lucinda Rosenfeld, author of What She Saw...and Why She Went Home
"In Kim Addonizio's fanciful and witty novel, I can't decide whose voice I like more: the obsessive compulsive's, the pregnant teenager's, or the newborn's. Each is great -- sharp, funny, and above all, surprising. One thing they all share is their creator's love of language. These are voices that will continue to resonate long after you've read the last page of the book."
-- Jenny McPhee, author of No Ordinary Matter and The Center of Things
"Generous, original, sassy, and surprisingly dear, Little Beauties is a happy accident -- a novel about obsessive-compulsive disorder that is compulsively readable and enormously satisfying. Kim Addonizio does some awesome celestial math as she moves her glorious misfits around in their messy realities to create something utterly new."
-- Laurie Fox, author of My Sister from the Black Lagoon and The Lost Girls
"Kim Addonizio uses words the way a dominatrix uses a whip, making even the most painful moments in a character's life a pleasure to read. Little Beauties is an irresistible novel, full of humor and heart."
-- John McNally, author of The Book of Ralph