The Book of FredBook - 2002
THE BOOK OF FRED, narrated by four quirky characters, tells the story of Mary Fred Anderson, a teenager from a rural fundamentalist sect who is placed in foster care in the Washington, D.C., suburbs with librarian Alice Cullison. As Mary Fred tries to adjust to the oddities of Alice's unemployed brother Roy, her fifteen-year-old daughter Heather, known as Puffin, and their weird friends and neighbours - transsexuals, Unitarians, and aromatherapists - she begins to have a subtle influence on the lives of those around her. Soon, Mary Fred is forced to question everything she has been raised to believe in, including the strange doctrines of the prophet Fred. When confronted with a series of apocalyptic events, Mary Fred must make some tough choices, and the powerful climax of the novel forces her to decide what a family really means. THE BOOK OF FRED is a dark, funny but also deeply serious examination of family values at the end of our century.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Washington Square Press, , c2001
Branch Call Number: FIC Bardi
Characteristics: 292 p