Baby teeth a novel

by Stage, Zoje,

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Summary
Meet Hanna. She{u2019}s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He{u2019}s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she{u2019}ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good. Meet Suzette. She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna{u2019}s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette's husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there{u2019}s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn{u2019}t the best place for their baby girl after all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Literature has a dark sorority of bad, creepy, and cruel girls, which now includes seven-year-old Hanna Hansen. Hanna is mute, and there is not a test known to modern medicine that can discern why. In the eyes of her father, she is a silent and sweet little angel. When he is not around, Hanna consciously makes her mother Suzette's life a living hell. They engage in a battle of wits that rivals Rosemary's Baby once the psychotic Hanna decides that her body has become inhabited by a medieval witch. Or, perhaps, she truly ispossessed. Doesn't matter. What follows is a totally engaging and unnerving read. Suzette fights back in a way that Eva, Kevin's mother in Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin (2003), did not, grappling with her own serious health issues as well as a husband in denial and a daughter who wants her dead. Debut novelist Stage has convincingly created one of the youngest villains ever, and readers who appreciate such creepy tykes as Shriver's Kevin and Doris Lessing's Ben (in The Fifth Child, 1988) will be unable to resist the urge to meet Hanna.--Murphy, Jane Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Stage's deviously fun debut takes child-rearing anxiety to demented new heights. Frustrated and fragile stay-at-home mom Suzette and seven-year-old Hanna alternately narrate a cascade of crises stemming from Hanna's near-total refusal to speak, her mistrust of her mom and adoration of her dad, and the parents' frantic attempts to find a solution to Hanna's increasingly dangerous tantrums. From Hanna's perspective, Suzette is the only thing standing in the way of the complete devotion of her father, Alex, and she plots ways to "step up her game against Mommy." For Suzette, her love-starved relationship with a distant mother and chronic Crohn's haunt every attempt to bond with a little girl who barks like a "feral animal" and only speaks as a 17th-century girl named Marie-Anne Dufosset, who was burned at the stake for suspected witchcraft. For the besieged Suzette, there's also a troubling ambivalence about whether she wants to save or kill her disturbed child. Stage expertly crafts this creepy, can't-put-it-down thriller into a fearless exploration of parenting and marriage that finds the cracks in unconditional love. 100,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Sarah Bedginfield, Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Mothers and daughters Fiction
Literature
Thriller
Fiction
Electronic books.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :St. Martin's Publishing Group2018
2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781250170774
9781250170774
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