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Baby Teeth

(2018)
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A battle of wills between mother and daughter reveals the frailty and falsehood of familial bonds in award-winning playwright and filmmaker Zoje Stage's tense audiobook of psychological suspense, Baby Teeth.

Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother, Suzette is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied.

But Hanna proves to be a difficult child. Now seven years old, she has yet to utter a word, despite being able to read and write. Defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Resentful of her mother's rules and attentions, Hanna lashes out in anger, becoming more aggressive every day. The only time Hanna is truly happy is when she's with her father. To Alex, she's willful and precocious but otherwise the perfect little girl, doing what she's told.

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative daughter doesn't love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna's subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and Alex apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger....

"We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen...a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble." (Entertainment Weekly)

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Baby Teeth is deeply unsettling in the best possible way. Absolutely unforgettable and unflinching, it digs right into the painful nerve of family, obligation and dependence--it's a hell of a debut" - Kelly Braffet

"Imagine WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN only with insight into what Kevin was thinking--and if Eva had fought back. This dark, terrifying novel unfolds as a battle of wits between a struggling mother and her psychotic young daughter--and its genius is that the reader's allegiance isn't allowed to linger too long on either side. You'll be desperate to discuss the ending once you've recovered from the shock of it. A must-read." - Catherine Ryan Howard

"Unnervingand unputdownable, BABY TEETH will get under your skin and keep you trapped in its chilling grip until the shocking conclusion." - Lisa Scottoline

"Zoje Stage's Baby Teeth is cunning, sharp, and nasty, and wickedly funny until it isn't funny anymore. This intelligent, unrelenting, layered shocker can stand proudly alongside classics like The Other and The Butcher Boy, with their 'evil' children uncannily reflecting our own sins." - Paul Tremblay

"Baby Teeth is electrifyingly creepy. It calls to mind the great monster children of The Fifth Child or We Need to Talk About Kevin, but has a devilish tension all its own. Twisted, playful, and deeply unsettling, Zoje Stage's debut announces her as a new voice worth celebrating." - Colin Winnette


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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Baby Teeth (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Zoje Stage
ISBN: 1-4328-5418-6 / 978-1-4328-5418-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Baby Teeth: A Novel
Author(s): Zoje Stage
ISBN: 1-250-17075-3 / 978-1-250-17075-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Baby Teeth: A Novel
Author(s): Zoje Stage
ISBN: 1-250-17076-1 / 978-1-250-17076-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Baby Teeth: A Novel
Author(s): Zoje Stage
ISBN: 1-4272-9663-4 / 978-1-4272-9663-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Baby Teeth: A Novel
Author(s): Zoje Stage
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Baby Teeth: A Novel
Author(s): Zoje Stage
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Baby Teeth: A Novel
Author(s): Zoje Stage
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Baby Teeth: A Novel
Author(s): Zoje Stage
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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July 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Baby Teeth
Author(s): Zoje Stage
Publisher: Penguin eBooks
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