Mr. Splitfoot

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ISBN: 9780544526709
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 5th, 2016

25 years old and pregnant with her mediocre boyfriend's baby, Cora sees the surprise arrival of her mysterious aunt Ruth as a decent opportunity to step off the path she's found herself treading. Ruth is going somewhere—she won't say where, because she doesn't talk anymore—and she wants Cora to come with her. Alternating between Ruth’s teenaged emergence from a vaguely sinister foster home and her trek with Cora through upstate New York years later, this is a delightfully weird little story about love, family, death, and how we still need people after they’re gone. The characters will perplex and absorb you. ~ reviewed by Paige Mushaw