Suzanne Freeman's light-hearted look at the foibles of modern society offers a brittle examination of American consumerism's mad dash toward manufactured solutions to everyday problems. Her all-encompassing survey of middle-class values skewers short-sighted science, corporate greed, and the mania to find both health and happiness in marketed products. Writing in the best tradition of modern satire, Freeman's story evokes shades of Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Thomas Berger, and maybe just a dash of Fannie Flagg and Dave Barry. This is a witty work, but with a sobering point about the American way of acceptance.-Clay Reynolds, Final Judge
SUZANNE FREEMAN is a writer who lives in the Texas Hill Country. She was born in Ft. Worth in 1951 and received a journalism degree at UT Austin. Her poetry has appeared in publications ranging from Bird Watcher's Digest to Social Anarchism to The Journal of the American Medical Association. Ominbo, which won the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize for 2005, marks her fiction debut.