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Description:New York. 1975. Avon/Equinox. 1st Printing. Very Good In...New York. 1975. Avon/Equinox. 1st Printing. Very Good In Wrappers. 133 pages. paperback. 0380002396. keywords: Literature America Women. inventory # 26072. FROM THE PUBLISHER-A SURVIVAL HANDBOOK. BABE is the oldest story on earth-and the newest. Maggie and Brigand separate and are divorced. The young wife is left with their child and begins the struggle as a mother, a woman at work, and a lover. She learns that if people are constantly renewed要irtually reborn葉hey can survive. In her first novel, Marianne Wiggins endows this oldest and newest story with freshness and originality. Marianne Wiggins (born 1947) is an American author. She is noted for the unusual characters and storylines in her novels. She has won the Whiting Writers' Award, an NEA award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Wiggins was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her family was of Greek and Scots ancestry. Her father, a farmer, preached in a conservative Christian church founded by her grandfather. She married at 17, just after graduating from Manheim Township High School and promptly gave birth to a daughter, Lara, whom she raised in Martha's Vineyard. Lara is now a professional photographer in Los Angeles. Wiggins lived in London for 16 years and for brief stints in Paris, Brussels and Rome. She and Salman Rushdie wed in January 1988. On a book tour in the US, the couple learned on February 14, 1989 that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had ordered Rushdie killed for blasphemy in the book THE SATANIC VERSES. As a result, Wiggins went into protective hiding in Great Britain, along with Rushdie. In 1993, the two divorced. 選 have lived a really interesting life, ' she told Pamela J. Johnson in July 2006. 選 haven't lived it so I can excavate material for my writing. ' She added, 選'm a novelist. I don't have those muscles. It's not about me. It's about what I've imagined. It's the universal voice that I want to move forward. That's my natural voice. ' She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she has been in the English department of the University of Southern California since fall, 2005. Wiggins won a Whiting Writer's Award in 1989. Ten authors annually win this award, currently $40, 000, not for a specific work, but for exceptional talent and promise. She was a National Book Award Finalist in 2003 for EVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN.
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