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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Critical acclaim for Kate Atkinson:


"Startlingly original" (Johanna Stoberock, The Seattle Times)


"Really comic, really tragic, bracingly unsentimental." (The Boston Sunday Globe


"An effervescent, affecting delight." (Rebecca Radner, The San Francisco Examiner Chronicle)


"Atkinson's language is a joy." (Valerie Sayers, Commonweal)


"Full of ambiguities and neat surprises." (Katharine Weber, The New York Times Book Review)


"Vivid and intriguing...fizzes and crackles along." (Penelope Lively, The Independent)


"Luminescent...sure and sophisticated, poetic and darkly comic." (Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe)


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 the French and the Germans.


But as mother and daughter spin their tales, strange things are happening around them. Why 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.

Synopsis:

In this thoroughly original and hilarious new novel from the author of "Behind the Scenes at the Museum", a mother and daughter take refuge in the house of their ancestors in Scotland and spin tales of their lives, as strange things begin to happen around them.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

A hilarious and utterly original novel about mothers, daughters, and love, by the author of Life After Life.

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 is the author of a short-story collection, Not the End of the World, and five critically acclaimed novels including Case Histories and One Good Turn. She lives in Edinburgh, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312203245
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Atkinson, Kate
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Students
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Family life
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Picador USA
Series Volume:
106-512
Publication Date:
20010706
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.91 x 0.97 in

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Product details 368 pages Picador USA - English 9780312203245 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this thoroughly original and hilarious new novel from the author of "Behind the Scenes at the Museum", a mother and daughter take refuge in the house of their ancestors in Scotland and spin tales of their lives, as strange things begin to happen around them.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,
A hilarious and utterly original novel about mothers, daughters, and love, by the author of Life After Life.

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.

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