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The Resource Pretty ugly : a novel, Kirker Butler

Pretty ugly : a novel, Kirker Butler

Label
Pretty ugly : a novel
Title
Pretty ugly
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kirker Butler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From a writer/producer of Family Guy, a satirical look at a dysfunctional southern family complete with an overbearing stage mom, a 9 year-old pageant queen, a cheating husband, his teenage girlfriend, a crazy grandmother, and Jesus. After eight-and-a-half years and three hundred twenty-three pageants, Miranda Miller has become the ultimate stage mother. Her mission in life is to see that her nine-year-old daughter, Bailey, continues to be one of the most successful child pageant contestants in the southern United States. But lately, that mission has become increasingly difficult. Bailey wants to retire and has been secretly binge eating to make herself "unpageantable;" and the reality show Miranda has spent years trying to set up just went to their biggest rival. But Miranda has a plan. She's seven months pregnant with her fourth child, a girl (thank God), and she is going to make damn sure this one is even more successful than Bailey, even if the new girl is a little different. Miranda's husband, Ray, however, doesn't have time for pageants. A full-time nurse, Ray spends his days at the hospital where he has developed a habit of taking whatever pills happen to be lying around. His nights are spent working hospice and dealing with Courtney, the seventeen-year-old orphan granddaughter of one of his hospice patients who he has, regrettably, knocked up. With a pregnant wife, a pregnant teenage mistress, two jobs, a drug hobby, and a mountain of debt, Ray is starting to take desperate measures to find some peace. Meanwhile, the Millers' two sons are being homeschooled by Miranda's mother, Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann), a God-fearing widow who spends her free time playing cards and planning a murder with Jesus. Yes, Jesus. A bright new voice in satirical literature, Kirker Butler pulls no punches as he dissects our culture's current state of affairs. It's really funny, but it's also pretty ugly"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Kirker
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.U872
LC item number
P74 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pageants
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Satire
Label
Pretty ugly : a novel, Kirker Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891324497
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250049728
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014037218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891324497
Label
Pretty ugly : a novel, Kirker Butler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891324497
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250049728
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014037218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891324497

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