Leigh-Cheri Furstenburg-Barcelona (Still Life with Woodpecker, by Tom Robbins)Read about another entry on the list.
It’s nearly impossible to sum up this wacky novel, so we won’t even try. Suffice it to say, Leigh-Cheri is a total manic pixie dream girl, with red hair to top it all off like a cherry on a nutty sundae. She teams up with an outlaw named the Woodpecker (also a redhead), and they have a series of surreal adventures, which include a brush with an alien race that believes all gingers are inherently evil, and that “red hair is caused by sugar and lust.” That should give you some idea of how refreshingly nutballs this book is.
Still Life With Woodpecker is one of Drew Barrymore's six best books.