The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo

by Darrin Doyle (Author)

In this charming novel, Darrin Doyle paints a captivating portrait of the all-American family?if the all-American family's youngest child ate an entire city in Michigan with a smile, that is. Doyle has a flare for writing about family dysfunction with a twist. With a unique blend of realism and fantasy, The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo is the moving story of the hauntingly beautiful Audrey Mapes, who began her illustrious "career" by downing crayons by the carton only to graduate to eating an entire city one bite at a time. With vivid, acerbic wit, Doyle details the life of the world's most gifted "eatist" through the eyes of Audrey's sister, McKenna. Through her eyes, we see the real tragedy of the Mapes story is not the destruction of a city, but rather, the quiet disintegration of a family who just didn't quite know how to love.

Book Details

Publication Date
January 04, 2010
Publisher
Page count
256
ISBN
9781429968935
Paper ISBN
9780312592318