Donde estas, Bernadette / Where'd You Go, Bernardette

Donde estas, Bernadette / Where'd You Go, Bernardette

by Maria Semple

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Overview

Una irresistible, hilarante y emotiva novela que se lee compulsivamente y que, entre carcajadas, nos lleva a reflexionar sobre la relación entre madre e hija, el amor, el trabajo y la amistad.

Bernadette Fox es famosa. Para Elgie, su marido y gurú de Microsoft, es una esposa con mucho carácter. Para las madres del colegio privado de Seattle donde lleva a su hija es una deshonra. Para el gremio de arquitectos es un genio, y para Bee, su hija adolescente, es sencillamente mamá.

Esta historia comienza cuando Bee llega a casa con excelentes notas. Sus padres le habían prometido que podría escoger el regalo soñado, y Bee decide que quiere un viaje a la Antártida con ellos. Bernadette, que, entre muchas otras cosas, sufre de agorafobia y odia cualquier tipo de contacto social, no es capaz de decirle que no a su hija, y entonces... Bernadette desaparece.

La intrépida Bee emprende su búsqueda rastreando la correspondencia de su madre: emails, mensajes, cartas secretas, documentos oficiales... todo ellos servirá para conformar una lectura hilarante que nos ayudará a reflexionar sobre las relaciones familiares. Y es que Bernadette, a pesar de todas sus imperfecciones, es un regalo para el lector.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947783645
Publisher: PRH Grupo Editorial
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 718,419
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Maria Semple is the author of three novels. Her second, Where’d You Go Bernadette, was an international bestseller set in Seattle, where she now lives, and has been translated into 17 languages. Previously based in L.A., where she was a writer for such TV shows as Arrested Development, Mad About You Saturday Night Live, Semple’s wit is legendary. Her father, the screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr., wrote the pilot for the television series Batman.

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