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Getting born is trickier than Spanky ever imagined. Yearning for life, Spanky chooses Nina, a flighty actress just out of college, and Rick, a sax player who changes tires to get by, to be his parents. Only Nina seems to be hung up on her gay guy friend Pablo, and Nina's best girlfriend Dink is hung up her Will Nina and Rick get it together in time to conceive Spanky before he evaporates? And if this hurdle gets crossed, will they choose to keep him? There's not much Spanky can do but watch from above while his fate plays out--and if that's not scary enough--an unexpected twist of fate makes Spanky have to completely reevaluate his expectations. He's a girl A poignant, hilarious, unforgettable look at life, love, gender, and the essence of what makes us who we are.
Bold Strokes Books, 9781602821385, 259pp.
Publication Date: February 16, 2010
About the Author
Clifford Henderson lives and plays in Santa Cruz, California. She runs The Fun Institute, a school of improv and solo performance, with her partner of sixteen years. In their classes and workshops, people of all genders and sexual orientations learn to access and express the myriad of characters itching to get out. When she's not teaching or performing, she's writing, gardening, and twisting herself into weird yoga poses.