From the bestselling author of "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" comes the story of a mother and daughter who take refuge in a moldering house off the coast of Scotland and who soon notice that strange things are starting to happen.
A thoroughly original and hilarious novel about mothers, daughters, and love, by the author of "Behind the Scenes at the Museum."
On a weather-beaten island off the coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother, Nora, take refuge in the large, mouldering house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear--like who her real father was. Effie tells various versions of her life at college, where in fact she lives in a lethargic relationship with Bob, a student who never goes to lectures, seldom gets out of bed, and to whom Klingons are as real as Spaniards and Germans.
But as mother and daughter spin their tales, strange things are happening around them. Is Effie being followed? Is someone killing the old people? And where is the mysterious yellow dog?
In a brilliant comic narrative which explores the nonsensical power of language and meaning, Kate Atkinson has created another magical masterpiece.
About the Author :
Kate Atkinson has contributed to Emotionally Weird as an author.
Kate Atkinson is the author of six novels - "Behind the Scenes at the Museum, "which won the Whitbread Award for Book of the Year; "Human Croquet; Emotionally Weird;" CASE HISTORIES; "One Good Turn;" and "When Will There Be Good News? "- and a collection of short fiction, Not the End of the World. She lives in Edinburgh.
|Title:||Emotionally Weird||Publisher:||Picador USA|
|No. of Pages:||368|
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