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.
“This novel . . . is again enlivened by Foos’s offbeat sense of humor and kooky characterizations.” —Publishers Weekly
“The themes she addresses are . . . a credit to the author’s ability to balance the hyperbolic events with subtle, witty prose.” —Booklist
“The world seems poised to go nuts over Laurie Foos’s Bingo Under The Crucifix. Subtle and hilarious.” —The Rake