The Everlasting Story of Nory

The Everlasting Story of Nory

by Nicholson Baker
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The Everlasting Story of Nory by Nicholson Baker

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679763758
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,147,102
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nicholson Baker has published five novels–The Mezzanine, Room Temperature, Vox, The Fermata, and The Everlasting Story of Nory–and two works of nonfiction, U and I and The Size of Thoughts. He lives with his wife and two children in Maine.

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Place of Birth:

Rochester, NY


B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1980

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Everlasting Story of Nory 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please, please, please read this book if you have any interest in reconnecting with a child-like mentality. Nory is a wonderful character whose mind goes in and out of random but entertaining stories and examines life in a way that will make you want to look at everything through her eyes. I couldn't help but call up friends to read them quotes during the few days that it took me to read the book. A fast, easy, joyfully-entertaining read.
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