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Nourish the Beast

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Steve Tesich

Published by Samuel French Inc

7 Male 2 Female

Baba Goya is a loudmouth mother who goes through husbands and orphans like the Turkish coffee she makes in a dirty old soup pan

In Queens she presides over a household comprised of a childish orphan who happens to be a cop, an elderly gentleman who explodes every time somebody calls him grandpa, a dying husband and an errant daughter who cries all night

The husband, Baba's fifth, is already submitting an ad for her sixth. The cop catches a Japanese stealing cameras and chains him to a radiator, the daughter guiltily confesses she voted for Nixon and runs off, and the husband who may not die after all insists they must wait out Watergate for a Democratic

"Irresistible irrationality" ~ Long Island Press

"You've got to grin" ~ N.Y. Daily News

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