Beautiful Ape Girl Baby

Beautiful Ape Girl Baby A rollicking ride of a magical realist coming of age story that explores sex and gender in ways that will have you laughing out loud Be prepared to travel light with a somewhat murderous female prota

  • Title: Beautiful Ape Girl Baby
  • Author: Heather Fowler
  • ISBN: 9781939056115
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • A rollicking ride of a magical realist, coming of age story that explores sex and gender in ways that will have you laughing out loud Be prepared to travel light with a somewhat murderous female protagonist en route across the country where it s so hard to be a strong, violent, little ape girl looking in all the wrong places for forever kinds of loveVANCE PRAISE FOA rollicking ride of a magical realist, coming of age story that explores sex and gender in ways that will have you laughing out loud Be prepared to travel light with a somewhat murderous female protagonist en route across the country where it s so hard to be a strong, violent, little ape girl looking in all the wrong places for forever kinds of loveVANCE PRAISE FOR BEAUTIFUL APE GIRL BABY Unique and hilarious I laughed my ass off Lauren Becker, author of If I Would Leave Myself Behind Heather Fowler is a magician and she proves it once again with this rollicking and wonderfully subversive debut novel Like her acclaimed short fiction, Beautiful Ape Girl Baby is bursting with energy and wit, humor and heart, cutting social commentary and evocative emotional depth It s the kind of book that burns, leaves a mark, and reminds you of the possibilities of fiction Andrew Roe, author of The Miracle Girl Fowler has written something impossible and brilliant Confederacy of Dunces meets Mighty Joe Young meets Pantagruel meets Heathers I have never read anything like this book, and I m always thankful for the few times as a reader I get to say that So thankful for the funny, fierce, feminist words of Heather Fowler Amber Sparks, author of The Unfinished World and Other Short Stories and the collection May We Shed These Human Bodies A dark gleaming star of a novel wild, visceral, yet full of innocence Fowler never fails to make the strange beautiful, and all that we re told should be beautiful deliciously strange Angela Readman, Winner of the Rubery Book Award What happens when magical realism meets feminism Heather Fowler s tour de force of a novel, that s what Although drawing inspiration from a rich tradition that includes Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carolyn Forch , and recently, Emily Capettini, Ms Fowler has created an fully realized imaginative world that is entirely her own At turns darkly humorous and deadly serious, this novel offers an incisive and powerful presentation of gender as socially constructed, an arbitrary and chance assemblage of cultural norms As the book unfolds, Ms Fowler harnesses the resources of the literary arts to build, piece by piece, a just society Heather Fowler is a writer to watch Kristina Marie Darling, author of Scorched Altar Selected Poems Stories 2007 2014 In Beautiful Ape Girl Baby Heather Fowler has crafted a new, loopy, adult Grimm s Fairy Tale As audacious as all her fiction, this new book cuts a little deeper its cleverness carries wit, fancy, and a searching, searing romanticism, all as lightly as a basket for grandma There s love, there s conflict, there s bittersweet romance, there s magic Heather Fowler is an enchantress I d follow her ape baby anywhere Corey Mesler, author of Memphis Movie and Robert Walker With so much fiction being derivative these days, what Fowler has done with Beautiful Ape Girl Baby is truly sui generis The life of Beautiful is both a romp through the life of an unconventional heroine and at times anti heroine , trying to be herself in a world that is often at odds with her desires and sensibilities and an instruction manual on the rewards of being true to oneself at all costs While Beautiful s antics are many and she often finds herself in the throes of the toska, she possesses wit, charm and a heart full of scar tissue, but is always, in her own, way triumphant It s a wild romp and well worth it Michelle Reale, author of The Legacy of the Sidelong Glance and If All They Had Were Their Bodies To read Heather Fowler s Beautiful Ape Girl Baby is to be invited into the lucid dream of a brilliant mind It might be easier to call this magic realism or even a modern fable, but there is something else at play here that, for me, is not captured in those phrases There is the beauty of nightmares in this book, with the tender, profound truth of humanity at its core Grant Bailie, author of Cloud 8, Mortarville, and TomorrowLand.

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    About Author

    1. Heather Fowler is a poet, a fiction writer, a playwright, and a novelist She is the author of the novel Beautiful Ape Girl Baby 2016 and the story collections Suspended Heart 2010 , People with Holes 2012 , This Time, While We re Awake 2013 , and Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness 2014 Fowler s People with Holes was named a 2012 finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in Short Fiction Her fictive work has been made into fine art in several instances and her collaborative poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, written with Meg Tuite and Michelle Reale, is the winner of the 2013 TWIN ANTLERS PRIZE FOR COLLABORATIVE POETRY released in December of 2014 Fowler has published stories and poems online and in print in the U.S England, Australia, and India, and had work appear in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, Feminist Studies, and , as well as having been nominated for the storySouth Million Writers Award, Sundress Publications Best of the Net, and Pushcart Prizes She is Poetry Editor at Corium Magazine Please visit her website here heatherfowler

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    1. Heather Fowler totally broke my heart, repaired it, then smashed it beyond repair.5 30 16 Today, the tour kicked off You can read about Heather Fowler s path to publication for Beautiful Ape Girl Baby at Read Her Like An Open Book 5 31 16 At Lectito, you can read an excerpt of Beautiful Ape Girl Baby with footnotes from the author describing her frustrations, what she found funny, and some side tangents.6 1 16 At The Next Best Book Club blog, Heather describes what it was like watching a scene f [...]


    2. I was fortunate to receive an advance copy and recommend this novel without qualification In Beautiful Ape Girl Baby, Fowler introduces a protagonist without compare and touches on feminism, magical realism, sex, parenting, friendship, and The book is hilarious, tragic, thoughtful, and filled with social commentary that will leave you with a deep desire to discuss it with others and to pass it along to friends Fowler has created a magnificent and magical character in Beautiful Her masterful art [...]


    3. What a strange and wonderful book this is Expecting to dislike Beautiful, the protagonist who so convinced of her own charms seems blind to the truth of herself and the world around her, instead I was quickly seduced What a marvelous creature Equal parts intelligence and brutality this heroine was pure fun to follow As the story develops Beautiful is reveled in wondrous complexity violent, generous, tender, wickedly funny This extraordinary tale is original, sexy, thought provoking, and weirdly [...]


    4. A review, interview, and video readings of Heather Fowler at AWP speaking of magic realism and how it transforms this novel and her many collections She will be featured on May 1st in Connotation Press Hope you get to read and see it all And then pre order a copy The novel will be available in June, 2016 through Pink Narcissus Press Exceptional and inimitable



    5. An absolutely brilliant book I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The stuff of gorgeous nightmares, Heather Fowler writes with a fearlessness that is well justified by her talent.


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