Bigfoot and the Baby (Paperback)

By Ann Gelder

Bona Fide Books, 9781936511440, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2014

List Price: 15.00*
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Fiction. A woman searches for God, and finds Bigfoot instead. It's 1986, and Jackie Majesky knows the world is ending. Apocalyptic portents famine, war, the Chernobyl meltdown have been piling up for months. Her comedian husband and punk-rock daughter see nothing amiss, but her new baby, Mollie, won't stop screaming. Jackie decides it's up to her to save the world, and her hapless family, from damnation. Joining forces with a charismatic businessman who knows how to soothe Mollie's cries, Jackie launches a salvation-through- shopping program, leading the most generous consumers to a domed paradise in the Mojave Desert. But when a mythical creature finds his way into her city, Jackie must confront her faith in God, commerce and the power of love. A satirical novel of family and faith, BIGFOOT AND THE BABY speaks to those who are both skeptical and deeply curious about faith in all forms.

Praise For Bigfoot and the Baby

"A delightful black satire." — ForeWord Reviews

"Captivating ... the characters are believable even in their outlandish moments." — Lake Tahoe News

"So lovely, so well-done, and so hard to explain. I loved Bigfoot and the Baby." — Insatiable Booksluts

A satire of 1980s America, Ann Gelder’s Bigfoot and the Baby skewers a culture gone mad with consumerism, religious millennialism, and the obsession with celebrity. Gelder’s satire is by turns savage and tender, but in the end she offers even the most misguided characters a tenuous redemption.

~Lawrence Coates, author of The Master of Monterey

A harrowing, darkly comic portrait of a family coming apart at the seams, Ann Gelder’s Bigfoot and the Baby is both a love song and a Molotov cocktail to the American myth of self-reinvention. Prepare to meet the Majesky family, and to remember them long thereafter. This is a remarkable novel.

~Anthony Varallo, author of Think of Me and I’ll Know