Fiction. A woman searches for God, and finds Bigfoot instead. It's 1986, and Jackie Majesky knows the world is ending. Apocalyptic portents—famine, war, the Chernobyl meltdown—have been piling up for months. Her comedian husband and punk-rock daughter see nothing amiss, but her new baby, Mollie, won't stop screaming. Jackie decides it's up to her to save the world, and her hapless family, from damnation. Joining forces with a charismatic businessman who knows how to soothe Mollie's cries, Jackie launches a salvation-through- shopping program, leading the most generous consumers to a domed paradise in the Mojave Desert. But when a mythical creature finds his way into her city, Jackie must confront her faith in God, commerce and the power of love. A satirical novel of family and faith, BIGFOOT AND THE BABY speaks to those who are both skeptical and deeply curious about faith in all forms.
Ann Gelder's work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, Flavorwire, The Millions, The Rumpus, Tin House, and other publications. She has taught literature at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked as an online producer and marketing consultant. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.Author City: SAN CARLOS, CA USA