An Illustrated Novel
You can call her Gretzel. Or you can call her GRETTY.
Keep your local bookstore FIERCELY INDEPENDENT!
But if you (as a responsible adult) do insist. . .
Note: This is not a book for young children!
Characters in this novel do TRY to write and illustrate "kids books", but their experience (direct or indirect) with the mechanized mass murder of the NAZI Holocaust warps such efforts in ways that are not appropriate for early readers.
ALBRAM is proud to present:
An Illustrated Novel
Her parents didn't want her. Now she carries her mom's ashes in a plush knapsack.
And everywhere she goes, she's tangled up in stories.
Xicochi, a beautiful Christmas lullaby sung by the Choral ensemble Capella Ducis in Nathuatl, the native language of the Nahuas people, living in Mexico and El Salvador (Mesoamerica region). The song was written by Gaspar Fernandes (1570-1629)
Flutes by the Quercus Quartet
Thanks to Capella Ducis in the Netherlands
and to klankbeeld and Freesound.org
Used by permission
TITLE INFO for
SAINT GREDIBLE and Her FAT DAD's MASS
FICTION / Αdult
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Absurdist
FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
c 2010 to c 2019
Adult Subject Matter
Modern and contemporary fiction
Religious & spiritual fiction
Narrative theme: Interior life
Narrative theme: Identity / belonging
Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss
Narrative theme: Coming of age
Relating to preteen / tween years
Relating to Jewish people & groups
Relating to Christian people & groups
Relating to people with hearing disabilities or impairments
Relating to people on the autism spectrum
Literary fiction; holocaust survivors; intergenerational trauma; orphaned child; deaf child; child on the spectrum; Jewish family; fascination with Catholicism; the power of stories; the power of names; absurd stories; eccentric characters; egregiously bad parenting; pataphysics; erroneous physics; ghosts; creative life force; internal monologues; post humanism; Beatles worship; Coltrane religion; troubled child; creative child; angry child; female protagonist; black humor; absurdist humor; cod religion:Chelonialism; eccentric philosophical musings; turtles all the way DOWN; turtles all the way UP; turtles all the way IN; turtles all the way OUT; turtles in ALL infinitely emerging dimensions