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  • Published: 6 April 2001
  • ISBN: 9780552997348
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $26.99
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Emotionally Weird




Third novel by the bestselling author of When Will There Be Good News? - the ultimate (hilarious) 1970s campus novel.

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?

  • Pub date: 6 April 2001
  • ISBN: 9780552997348
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of the world's foremost novelists. She won the Costa (formerly the Whitbread) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. She has written four previous bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie, Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? and Started Early, Took My Dog, which became a BBC television series starring Jason Isaacs. She has since written three critically lauded and prizewinning novels set around World War II: Life After Life, A God in Ruins (both winners of the Costa Novel Award), and, most recently, Transcription. Big Sky is her twelfth book.

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Praise for Emotionally Weird

“A truly comic novel - achingly funny in parts - challenging and executed with wit and mischief...an hilarious and magical trip”

The Express

“Her novels are remarkable both in and of themselves, and as evidence of an important emerging body of work from a brilliant and profoundly original writer”

Daily Telegraph

“With just two novels, Atkinson has added new colour to the British literary landscape”

Guardian


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