Ruby Cheeks is the novel I’m querying, my first. When Russell Wheeler's mother reappears after forty years, circus clown Ruby Cheeks refuses to speak of her abandonment of him in childhood; his inept quest for explanations unleashes Southern-fried calamity.
Complete at 110,000 words, Ruby Cheeks spoofs Southern noir. This refresh skewers an edgy pimento-stuffed olive like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and jiggers cultural mash from The Help into A Confederacy of Dunces' comic filial gin to pour a bittersweet punch.
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