The News Where You Are

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9780141046365: The News Where You Are

Catherine O'Flynn, author of the Man Booker prize winning What Was Lost offers a 'funny, moving, acutely observed story about family and loss' in The News Where You Are.

Frank Allcroft, a regional TV news presenter, has just had a ratings boost. His puns, a website declares, makes him 'the unfunniest man on God's Earth'. Mortified colleagues wonder how he stands being a public joke.

But Frank doesn't mind. As long as Andrea and Mo, his wife and eight-year-old daughter, are happy, who gives a stuff what others think? Besides, Frank has a couple of other matters on his mind.

He has taken to investigating the death of Phil, his (actually quite funny) predecessor, killed in a mysterious hit and run six months ago. Also, he's telling Mo about the architect grandfather she never met by taking her to see vanished and soon-to-be-vanished buildings.

Because Frank knows that it is between what we see and what we can't, what has gone and what's left behind, that the answers lie. . .

Very funny, warm and moving, The New Where You Are is a story of family, friendship and trying to reconnect with the past before it is gone.

'Under the wisecracking surface . . . surprisingly profound' The Times

'A flow of laugh-out-loud satire' Independent on Sunday

'Awesomely talented' Tatler

'Seriously uplifting, hilarious. A funny, moving, acutely observed story about family and loss. A pleasurable, satisfying gem of a novel' Scotland on Sunday

'A blend of Dickens and Alan Bennett. I loved it' Fay Weldon

'A comic genius' Daily Mail

Catherine O'Flynn was born in 1970 and raised in Birmingham, the youngest of six children. Her parents ran a sweet shop. She worked briefly in journalism, then at a series of shopping centres. She has also been a web editor, a postwoman and a mystery shopper.

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Praise for "What Was Lost" "I am full of admiration for What Was Lost, which skewers our consumer society in all its absurdity and terrible sadness, while deftly interweaving a tender and heartbreaking personal narrative. A great debut novel from an awesomely talented writer."-- Jonathan Coe"What Was Lost is a terrific, wonderful book and I loved every page of it." -- Douglas Coupland"A superb, haunting novel."-- "Daily Mail "(UK)

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Catherine O'Flynn was born in 1970 and raised in Birmingham, the youngest of six children. Her parents ran a sweet shop. She worked briefly in journalism, then at a series of shopping centres. She has also been a web editor, a postwoman and a mystery shopper.

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O'Flynn, Catherine
Published by Penguin (2010)
ISBN 10: 0141046368 ISBN 13: 9780141046365
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Book Description Penguin, 2010. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Schnelle Lieferung, Kartonverpackung. Abzugsfähige Rechnung. Bei Mehrfachbestellung werden die Versandkosten anteilig erstattet. - Beneath his awkwardly corny screen persona, Frank is haunted by disappearances: the mysterious hit and run that killed his predecessor Phil Smethway; the demolition of his father's post-war brutalist architecture; and, the unmarked passing of those who die alone in the city. 320 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000042007

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