By Nicholson Baker
Our best fabulist of the normal now turns his recognition on a 9-year-old American woman and produces a singular as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow desires to be a dentist or a clothier of pop-up books. She likes telling tales and inventing dolls. She has nightmares approximately tooth, which could clarify her profession selection. she's going to institution in England, the place she is mocked for her accessory and her friendship with an unpopular woman, and he or she has made it during the yr with out crying.
Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts along with her mom and dad and friends, thinks approximately God and death-watch beetles, and desires of cows with pointed tooth. during this precocious baby he supplies us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and conjures up adolescence in all its luminous weirdness.