Bigfoot Dreams: A Novel by Francine ProseBigfoot Dreams: A Novel by Francine Prose

Bigfoot Dreams: A Novel

byFrancine Prose

Paperback | October 29, 2013

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From the “wonderfully quirky imagination” of the New York Times–bestselling author: A tabloid reporter is surprised to find magic in a mundane world (The New York Times).
 
Vera Pearl is a staff writer for This Week, a supermarket tabloid which trades in the bizarre and the absurd—though rarely, if ever, the true. No one is better than Vera at imagining these weird, wild stories, because more than anything, she wants them to be real.
 
During one particularly slow week, Vera takes a photograph snapped by a colleague showing two children selling lemonade outside their Brooklyn home and drafts up a scoop to fit the snap, the story of two enterprising children who have discovered—and are profiting off of—the literal Fountain of Youth. By astonishing coincidence—or perhaps by magic—the details she concocts about the children (except for the properties of the tap water) turn out to be true, and hundreds of miracle-seekers descend upon this modern Lourdes-in-Flatbush.
 
The resulting lawsuit sends this master of hoaxes into a very real tailspin: she is fired, her estranged husband flies in from Los Angeles to whisk away their precocious young daughter, and Vera takes off for Arizona to attend a meeting of the Cryptobiological Society, hoping for evidence of their furry quarry, Bigfoot. Just one glance, and Vera’s longing to finally transcend the quotidian may come true . . .
 
Francine Prose is the author of sixteen novels, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writ...
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Title:Bigfoot Dreams: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1480445177

ISBN - 13:9781480445178

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“[Prose] conveys every scene with psychedelic gusto. . . . This is a lollapalooza of a novel.” —Publishers Weekly

“Lively and upbeat.” —Library Journal