Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man (Paperback)

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In Fannie Flagg's high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper in the spring of 1952, where she's not doing much except sitting around waiting for the sixth grade. When she leaves Shell Beach, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and ready for the Miss America Pageant, vowing I won t come back until I m somebody. But in our hearts she already is.
Sassy and irreverent from the get-go, Daisy Fay takes us on a rollicking journey through her formative years on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. There, at The End of the Road of the South, the family malt shop freezer holds unspeakable things, society maven Mrs. Dot hosts Junior Debutante meetings and shares inspired thoughts for the week (such as sincerity is as valuable as radium ), and Daisy Fay's Daddy hatches a quick-cash scheme that involves resurrecting his daughter from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle. Along the way, Daisy Fay does a lot of growing up, emerging as one of the most hilarious, appealing, and prized characters in modern fiction.

Praise For…

“A hilarious, endearing novel.”
–Los Angeles Times


–Chattanooga Free Press

–Cleveland Plain Dealer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345485601
ISBN-10: 0345485602
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 13th, 2005
Pages: 327
Language: English