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Name the Baby: an excerpt

  The experience of reading Mark Cirino's Name the Baby is like getting caught sitting next to a solipsistic Chatty Cathy at the bar while waiting for your friend to show up. This Chatty Cathy happens to be a confused twenty-one-year-old named Sam, whose in-your-face monologue is not only hard to avoid but hard to resist. It doesn't matter if your friend shows up or not, this guy makes for some pretty entertaining company. A songwriter at heart, author Mark Cirino infuses the language in Name the Baby with the rhythm and lyrical qualities of a song, introducing an entirely original new voice in fiction.

In this issue of Bold Type Cirino contributes an author notebook on the writing of Name the Baby, as well as an exclusive reading from the novel and an excerpt.

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