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Carrot! Toot for New Look Strange Nervous Laughter

Strange Nervous LaughterBridget McNultyAt a mere 185 words, this write-up is hardly a review, but for Bridget McNulty‘s soon to be released US edition of Strange Nervous Laughter it surely is a toot. Make that toot a rooty-toot-TOOT! We’re giving McNulty a carrot because it’s not everyday that a home girl gets a mention in so prestigious a journal as the Publisher’s Weekly; just because – as the cool kids say – we can.

Actually, some anonymous body said nice things too: “McNulty’s light touch and evocative descriptions of Durban make for an absorbing read”:

The lives of six people collide in McNulty’s magical realism–infused debut set in the South African city of Durban during the hottest summer on record. Beth, a cashier at a small grocery, is on duty when the store is robbed. She and the two customers, Mdu and Meryl, are unharmed but shaken. Soon after the robbery, Beth—who floats when she’s happy—begins dating Pravesh, an undertaker who can sense death by a tingling at the back of his knees and heat in his ears.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    March 13th, 2009 @12:38 #
     
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    Parp parp! Honk! Jingle bells! Showing up in PW really is something to hoot 'n toot about.

    Hey, I just checked, and it's being released in the US in HARDCOVER! Way to go, Bridget! Am so pleased.

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  • <a href="http://alexsmith.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    March 13th, 2009 @12:49 #
     
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    PW, that's very cool, hearty congratulations, nice quirky cover too.

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    March 13th, 2009 @13:10 #
     
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    Fantastic news, Bridget. And in hardcover!

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  • <a href="http://sarahlotz.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sarah Lotz</a>
    Sarah Lotz
    March 13th, 2009 @13:34 #
     
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    Congratulations! It's such a great novel.

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  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    March 13th, 2009 @14:09 #
     
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    This is really impressive. Well done, Bridget!

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  • <a href="http://www.nownovel.com" rel="nofollow">Bridget</a>
    Bridget
    March 31st, 2009 @11:18 #
     
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    Thanks everyone! I am so excited. Going over to the USA at the end of May to spread the word.
    How slow am I - I just saw this today! Must update those Google vanity searches...

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