Saturday, January 11, 2014

Where'd you go, Bernadette


"But he recognized me.

Manjula, I have no idea how. The only photograph of me floating around was one taken twenty years ago, right before the Huge Hideous Thing. I am beautiful, my face radiating with confidence, my smile bursting with the future of my choosing."

Where'd You Go Bernadette is a wild ride that will leave your head spinning and your fingers tired from putting together the puzzle pieces.

Bernadette is an artistic genius, creating eco-conscious housing creations before being green was cool.

Now, years later, she spends her time in the Airstream trailer in the backyard of the former Seattle reform school for wayward girls. Her husband, a TED-talking, Microsoft guru buries himself in his robotic projects.

Her thirteen year old daughter Bee is the only one still on Bernadette's side. And Bee has convinced her to take a family trip to Antarctica...

Bernadette employs her India-based assistant Manjula to assist her in the planning. But as the date of departure approaches Bernadette's world begins to unravel. Then Bernadette vanishes. Just like she did twenty years ago from LA.

There will be failed projects, unplanned pregnancies, spiritual awakenings, boat theft, Russian Mafia, FBI, psychologists, interventions, all intricately woven together through memos, letters, emails, and conversations collected by Bee.

Bee will be left to delicately piece together this humorous tale of a life gone awry.

But, will it lead Bee to her mother, or more importantly, does she want to be found?

This story is a perfect read for anyone suffering from winter wanderlust, or just looking for a wacky story to keep you on your toes.

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