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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.

Review:

"A full-bore, old-fashioned yarn — the kind that keeps you turning pages, hurrying toward the denouement long after you've told yourself you're going to bed....Sophisticated commentary on the art of storytelling, and a stinging critique of the foibles of modern literary studies...The language Atkinson employs to tell her enmeshed tales is something to behold....And encased in this web of language are the manifold pleasures of a tale well told." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"A sparkling comic meditation on how authors choose to tell their stories. A-" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"A postmodern fairy tale....The novel reads like the fictional equivalent of a magic trick; you might wonder how she pulls it off, but you're certain to marvel at the results." Harper's Bazaar

Review:

"Atkinson has found her best subject, thereby letting out the secret to writing a truly funny comic novel." Newsday

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 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 is the author of Human Croquet and Behind the Scenes at the Museum. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312279998
Author:
Atkinson, Kate
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Students
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Family life
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
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 9780312279998 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A full-bore, old-fashioned yarn — the kind that keeps you turning pages, hurrying toward the denouement long after you've told yourself you're going to bed....Sophisticated commentary on the art of storytelling, and a stinging critique of the foibles of modern literary studies...The language Atkinson employs to tell her enmeshed tales is something to behold....And encased in this web of language are the manifold pleasures of a tale well told."
"Review" by , "A sparkling comic meditation on how authors choose to tell their stories. A-"
"Review" by , "A postmodern fairy tale....The novel reads like the fictional equivalent of a magic trick; you might wonder how she pulls it off, but you're certain to marvel at the results."
"Review" by , "Atkinson has found her best subject, thereby letting out the secret to writing a truly funny comic novel."
"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 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.

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