Can You Wave Bye Bye, Baby?
Daring, tough, and darkly humorous, these linked stories have at their centre the relationship between parents and children. As devastating in their emotional honesty as they are poignant and wise, these stories map the intricate terrain of adoption and birth, and look at the lives we make for ourselves in the universal search for who we are. Among them: a girl is abducted by a man claiming to be her father; a distraught mother finds herself fabricating a past for her adopted teenaged daughter; a woman is haunted by her birth mother’s ghostly visitations; a new mother is overtaken by a feeling of alienation as gradually her world becomes as empty as she feels her heart to be. Uniquely imagined, vividly describing the world we inhabit, Can You Wave Bye Bye, Baby? introduces a bold, new literary voice.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tmostman - LibraryThing
The short stories in this collection mostly revolve around mother-daughter and adoptive relationships. Gasco's prose style of writing is beautiful and unique. Some of the stories I skimmed, and others ... Read full review
Can you wave bye bye, baby?: storiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Montreal native Gasco, recipient of the Journey Prize, Canada's most prestigious award for short fiction, proves her ability with this debut collection. Tied together by theme, her stories deal with ... Read full review
YOU HAVE THE BODY
THE THIRD PERSON
CAN YOU WAVE BYE BYE BABY?
THE SPIDER OF BUMBA
NOT A TRUE STORY