Strangers' lives intersect on an Easter-eve interstate . . . A reluctant sniper receives an unexpected education in music . . . A husband withers under the weight of his wife's infidelity . . . The paterfamilias of a rural Brazilian city is shocked by the lengths he's willing to go to fight a tuberculosis outbreak . . . A former teen-pop princess watches in dismay as a documentary is culled from her life . . . Baby, Let's Make a Baby is a collection of twelve stories that mine a range of mood and emotion, from comic absurdity to somber reflection. Whether set in the American South or in South America, in the war-ravaged cityscapes of Eastern Europe or along the eroding shores of the Great Lakes, these short fictions explore the dilemmas of complex and conflicted people trying to live with the things that they can't quite overcome.
Used availability for Kirk Curnutt's Baby, Let's Make a Baby
June 2003 : USA Hardback
October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition