Miss You Like Crazy  Tpb by Eliza ClarkMiss You Like Crazy  Tpb by Eliza Clark

Miss You Like Crazy Tpb

byEliza Clark

Paperback | February 15, 1999

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A re-issue of the exhilarating, highly acclaimed first novel from the author of Bite the Stars.

“Maylou wanted to feel buoyant and gung ho. She wanted to feel like a grand prize winner in life's sweepstakes, but with her mama newly dead, buried under ground like a bulb that could come to pretty flower only in her mind, she thought herself destined to remain swampy and downtrodden.”

Miss You Like Crazy is a road novel belonging to Maylou Puce Turner, a young woman whose beloved mama dies'somewhat triumphantly'after winning a game of gin rummy in a steamy Florida trailer park. Suddenly alone with her distraught old daddy, Maylou embarks on a weird and wonderful odyssey to put her mama to rest and somehow get everyone back to Kansas.

Originally published in 1994, Miss You Like Crazy will be re-issued to coincide with the author's latest book, Bite the Stars. This is an exuberant and moving debut novel about the steely bond between mother and daughter, and proves without doubt that the best humor is rooted in tragedy.

ELIZA CLARK is the critically-acclaimed author of Miss You LIke Crazy which wasshortlisted for the Trillium Book Award and the Stephen Leacock Medal. What You Need, her second novel, was shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize in 1994. A Picture book for children, Butterflies and Bottlecaps, was published by HarperCollins in 1996....
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Title:Miss You Like Crazy TpbFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:199 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:February 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:000648106X

ISBN - 13:9780006481065

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Eliza Clark believes the best humour emerges from tragedy and this is what she explores in Miss You Like Crazy. This enchanting novel follows Maylou Pace Turner, a young woman who suddenly finds herself alone following the death of her mother. With a distraught father to deal with, Maylou embarks on a strange and life-affirming odyssey to put her beloved mother to rest and regroup her family back in Kansas. Imaginative and beautifully crafted, Miss You Like Crazy offers a unique take on the mother-daughter bond.