Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel
|Format:||Print Book ©2012.|
|Availability:||Available at 34 Libraries 35 of 54 copies|
A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.
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.
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-- Washington (State)
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Phobias -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Antarctica -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Little, Brown and Co.,©2012.
|Other Titles|| Where did you go, Bernadette
330 pages ; 25 cm