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'The funniest book I've read in a decade. I laughed to the point of crying on an airplane. My wife thought I'd lost my mind until she read it a few days later' John Green, MARIE CLAIRE 'Maria Semple's witty, engaging novel takes the form of a collage of documents, emails, transcripts, liveblogs, FBI reports and magazine articles, all strung together by Bee Branch, a smart and articulate 15-year-old girl, but beneath this surface playfulness is a fascinating story of one woman's retreat from the world ...refreshing in its honesty and complexity' OBSERVER 'A novel full of honesty and heart' CNN Bernadette Fox is notorious. To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife. To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace. To design experts, she's a revolutionary architect. And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum. Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her. WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a compulsively readable, irresistibly written, deeply touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's place in the world.
|ISBN||9781780221243||Dimensjoner||13,2cm x 19,6cm x 2,2cm|
|Vekt||258 gram||Emner og form||Familie, Romaner|
"Comedy heaven.... This divinely funny, many-faceted novel...leaves convention behind. You could stop and pay attention to how apt each new format is, how rarely she repeats herself and how imaginatively she unveils every bit of information. But you would have to stop laughing first." - The New York Times "The characters in Where'd You Go, Bernadette may be in real emotional pain, but Semple has the wit and perspective and imagination to make their story hilarious. I tore through this book with heedless pleasure." - Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom "Jonathan Franzen endorsed it...and we weren't aware that he liked anything, so we felt inclined to pick it up. We now see why he enjoyed it so much." - Huffington Post "You don't have to know Seattle to get Maria Semple's broadly satirical novel.... Underlying the nontraditional narrative are insights into the cost of thwarted creativity and the power of mother-daughter bonds, although a reader may be having too much fun to notice." - O, The Oprah Magazine "Delightfully droll.... Semple...cuts a wry slice of a life-one that's populated by private school helicopter parents, obsessively eco-conscious neighbors, and green-juice swilling, TED-talking husbands-and one that's sharp enough to make us feel slightly relieved about not having to live anywhere quite so bucolic." - Vogue "There's a lot to like in Semple's charming novel, including the vivacious humor and the lesson that when creative forces like Bernadette stop creating, they become 'a menace to society.' Even more appealing is the mutually adoring mother-daughter relationship at its warm heart." -NPR "Semple's affecting characters, not-necessarily-nice humor and surprising plot twists make this novel an enchanting ride." - Los Angeles Times "Warm, dark, sad, funny-and a little bit screwball.... This is an inventive and very funny novel that gets bonus points for transcending form." - The Washington Post "[A] cracklingly smart family dramedy.... [I was] stunned and transported by this extraordinarily powerful and intelligent novel." - Time "WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a pure pleasure.... Semple's light touch and glittering prose keep things aloft." - The Boston Globe "Full of endearing moments and sublime satire, WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is 'divinely funny' literature." - The Week "If you read only one book this summer about an agoraphobic mother and her broken promise to take her daughter Bee on a trip to Antarctica, make it this one.... Semple writes like an -oversized plume, finding all your tickle spots with ease." - Washington Post Express "A smart, caperish, very contemporary novel about marriage, mores and family life by an observer who knows the cultural landscape." - The Kansas City Star "Achingly funny and perfectly timed....Semple has a big heart, and possess that rare ability to skewer, dissect and empathize with her targets, all at the same time....Read BERNADETTE, laugh loud and long, then take a good look in the mirror." - Seattle Times "If you're not taking a vacation this summer, a dive into Semple's comedic melting pot of family dysfunction, hyperactive parenting, and mental unraveling offers a hilarious escape. You'll find yourself rooting for the runaway parent in a narrative that is dark, funny, and completely human." - Los Angeles Confidential "Sharp and funny, a literary page turner..." - New York Post "An uproarious comedy of manners." - People "Semple's snappy writing and spot-on humor make this one of the funniest beach reads of the summer." - Minneapolis Star Tribune "Semple is the novelist of the moment - a Ben Fountain for the latte set....outrageously funny and deceptively deep, [BERNADETTE] is a rewarding read." - The Denver Post "An engrossing and whip-smart modern epistolary novel..." - Entertainment Weekly