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Book Information: Everlasting Story of Nory, the

Everlasting Story of Nory, the (1998) [Novel]
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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 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.

Original title: The Everlasting Story of Nory
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

Edition #1: The Everlasting Story of Nory

The Everlasting Story of Nory (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Everlasting Story of Nory (March 30, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679763759
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 0.9 in
Pages: 240

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