Bingo Under the Crucifix by Laurie Foos

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The twisted, eccentric characters in this hilarious metaphor-stretching novel are ripped straight from today’s tabloids: a man obsessed with Spiderman, whose ir-responsibility has reached such epic proportions that he literally reverts to being a newborn; and a homecoming queen who secretly gives birth in the locker room during halftime, then claims the infant was kidnapped by aliens. Foos’s satirical genius strikes funny, bittersweet chords about women, men, and responsibility gone haywire.

The author of three novels, Laurie Foos grew upon Long Island and currently lives in Massachusetts.

 

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Laurie Foos, lauded as "the unholy love-child of Kafka and Erica Jong," is the author of four previous novels: Ex Utero, Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist, Twinship, and Bingo Under the Crucifix. She teaches in the Lesley Seminars in Cambridge and lives just outside of Boston with her husband and her dog Jesse. Visit her website at www.lauriefoos.com.
 
Published September 1, 2002 by Coffee House Press. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Irv's wife, Ruth, also pregnant, has left him, but compassionate Chloe, between feeding her brother and changing his diaper, reunites the pair and arranges for a priest to exorcise Irv's demons and bring him back to normal.

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