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The Everlasting Story of Nory - Nicholson Baker
The Everlasting Story of Nory
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Our supreme fabulist of the ordinary now turns his attention on a 9-year-old American girl and produces a novel as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow wants to be a dentist or a designer of pop-up books. She likes telling stories and inventing dolls. She has nightmares... show more
Our supreme fabulist of the ordinary now turns his attention on a 9-year-old American girl and produces a novel as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow wants to be a dentist or a designer of pop-up books. She likes telling stories and inventing dolls. She has nightmares about teeth, which may explain her career choice. She is going to school in England, where she is mocked for her accent and her friendship with an unpopular girl, and she has made it through the year without crying.Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts with her parents and peers, thinks about God and death-watch beetles, and dreams of cows with pointed teeth. In this precocious child he gives us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and evokes childhood in all its luminous weirdness.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679763758 (0679763759)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Books etc. rated it
Everlasting? nay... Neverending... I even made the mistake of typing neverending when I was searching for the book in GR. I've read Baker's other book [b:The Anthologist|6364068|The Anthologist|Nicholson Baker|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347730144s/6364068.jpg|6551304] and loved it. In a way I sho...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I liked Nory okay, she wasn't too twee, but there wasn't much to the book. All I remember is a bit about how much toothpaste people really need to use.
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