Happy BabyPaperback - 2005
Now in his mid-thirties, Theo, an orphan survivor of the Chicago foster care system, who is plagued by dark memories of physical and sexual abuse, returns to Chicago to find an old girlfriend from his troubled youth. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Happy Baby is the story of Theo, once an orphan in the Chicago foster care system and now a grown man living in California. Theo, saturated with memories of abuse and heartache, and filled with the simple wish to understand more about himself, returns to Chicago to reconnect with an old girlfriend from his troubled youth. Told in reverse order, this edgy and powerful novel slowly and subtly turns mysterious, as we attempt to recognize the root of Theo's plight and the source for his quietly wavering humanity.
Blackwell North Amer
Happy Baby is a story of how pain can define desire, how the future becomes the past, and how grace struggles with self-destruction. The story, told in reverse order, begins with thirty-six-year-old Theo and his search for erotic and emotional freedom, and slowly unravels back to a childhood in the juvenile detention centers of Chicago.