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Emotionally Weird

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Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson
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On a peat and heather island off the West 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 father was - variously Jimmy, Jack, or Ernie. Effie tells of her life at college in Dundee, the land of cakes and William Wallace, where she lives in a lethargic relationship with Bob, a student who never goes to lectures, seldom gets out of bed, and to whom the Klingons are as real as the French and the Germans (more real than the Luxemburgers). But strange things are happening. 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 nature of language and meaning, Kate Atkinson has created another magical masterpiece. 'A truly comic novel - achingly funny in parts - challenging and executed with wit and mischief...an hilarious and magical trip' MEERA SYAL, The Express 'Sends jolts of pleasure off the page... Atkinson's funniest foray yet... it is a work of Dickensian or even Shakespearean plenty' The Scotsman

Author Biography

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her 2013 novel Life After Life won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize, voted Book of the Year for the independent booksellers associations on both sides of the Atlantic. It also won the Costa Novel Award, as did her new novel A God in Ruins (2015). She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List, and was voted Waterstones UK Author of the Year at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards.
Release date NZ
January 20th, 2001
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New Jacket
Imprint
Black Swan
Pages
496
Dimensions
127x198x30
ISBN-13
9780552997348
Product ID
1673359

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