The Resource Baby

Baby

Label
Baby
Title
Baby
Statement of responsibility
Annaleese Jochems
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cynthia can understand how Anahera feels just by looking at her body.Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy ‘Baby', an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But strange events on an empty island turn their life together in a different direction.Baby is a sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape by one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand fiction.Annaleese Jochems was born in 1994 and grew up in Northland. She won the 2016 Adam Prize from the International Institute of Modern Letters for Baby, which is her first book.Praise for Baby‘Sultry, sinister, hilarious and demented, Baby blazes with intelligence and murderous black humour. Heavenly Creatures for a new generation.'—Eleanor Catton'Patricia Highsmith meets reality TV in this compelling debut. Jochems nudges up the tension until we can't bear to look – and can't bear to look away: thrilling, dangerous and deliciously funny.' —Catherine Chidgey‘This funny, sexy, unnerving novel challenges received ideas and delivers jolts of pleasure and disquiet throughout. Jochems, like her extraordinary creation Cynthia, is a force to be reckoned with.'—Emily Perkins‘Taut, savvy, biting, and at points piercingly beautiful – Jochems's sentences shift from deadpan humour to lyrical simplicity to emotional menace with deft, edgy style.' —Tracey Slaughter
Summary
"Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen when her bootcamp instructor, the striking Anahera, suggests they run away together. With stolen money and a dog in tow they buy ‘Baby', an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But there’s an intruder waiting to upset Cynthia’s plans and when a trip to an island utopia goes horribly wrong, a rot sets in on their relationship" -- Publisher information
Theme
Tone
Character
Award
NZSA Best First Book Awards, Hubert Church Award for Fiction, 2018.
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10603569
Cataloging source
NZNB
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Jochems, Annaleese
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Baby
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:80c0b92c-0cc0-47ca-a47f-0b9b846856b7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781776561520
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Baby
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:80c0b92c-0cc0-47ca-a47f-0b9b846856b7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781776561520
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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