Bingo Under the Crucifix
A novel by Laurie Foos
September 1, 2002 • 6 x 9 • 200 pages • 978-1-56689-133-2
A book that puts the fun back into dysfunctional.
The twisted, eccentric characters in this hilarious metaphor-stretching novel are ripped straight from today’s tabloids: a man obsessed with Spiderman, whose irresponsibility 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.
About the Author
Laurie Foos is the author of Ex Utero, Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist, Twinship, Bingo Under the Crucifix, Before Elvis There Was Nothing, and The Giant Baby. She teaches in the low residency MFA program at Lesley University and in the low residency BFA program at Goddard College. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two children. Visit her website at www.lauriefoos.net.
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“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