Born with a dying heart, Maddy lives life on a fateful track toward an inevitable need. Her family would rather not admit that to survive, Maddy will require the deliverance of her dark gift. Henry Crimson is a passionate and motherless boy, one hurt by words, but determined to persevere and be remembered. He is the one person who can deliver the dark gift Maddy needs. More
Madelyn Muro has no choice but to enter the world a fighter – her dying heart will have it no other way. Maddy needs an immediate surgery on a heart no bigger than a walnut in order to get through her first week of life, and will have to endure several more just to grind her way to a sidelined adolescence. She has Arthur, the backbone of the Muro’s, and her manic-depressive mother, Sandy, to guard her. And there is Junior, a prototypical older brother who camouflages his sensitivities. The family is there, and so are the desires of a teenage girl. But unless Maddy survives a decisive surgery, she will not live to scratch the surface of her dreams. While tethered to machines that keep her alive, Maddy needs the power of fate to align itself. And she needs her dark gift.
Henry Crimson is seventeen and motherless, and he loves three things: his adoring kid sister, Beth, his girlfriend, Nikki, and cars. Fast cars. His father, Sam, a bitter alcoholic, dismisses Henry, and life for that matter. Sam tells Henry he will never be remembered for anything, teaching Henry that words can be daggers to the soul. Defensive yet caring, Henry is desperate to be counted for something – something good, and his vintage BMW may be his doorway to significance.
In a world of countless and seemingly independent parts, Blue Baby draws upon the themes of oneness, and the razor’s edge of life and death. Through Maddy and Henry, we see that we are the ethereal and fateful parts of something greater than what can be seen and touched. We see the diffused life under our lives.
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