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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple
Paperback
Publication Date: 26/08/2014
  $13.75

Bernadette Fox is notorious.

To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears.

It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

ISBN:
9780316333603
9780316333603
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
26-08-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Little, Brown & Company
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
168x104x28mm
Weight:
0.18kg
Maria Semple

Maria Semple worked as a television writer in Los Angeles for fifteen years, working on hit shows including Ellen, Saturday Night Live, Mad About You and Arrested Development.

Her first novel, This One is Mine, was described as 'shocking, memorable, scathing, funny, delightful, hilarious and exquisite'. She lives in Seattle.

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