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Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
  

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August 2017 Debut of the Month

Meet Frank - he isn't like other kids. Intrepid explorer, sartorial connoisseur; he's as strange as he is brilliant. But Frank discovers the hard way that people don't like brilliant and they hate strange. What Frank longs for - aside from a father - is a friend. Meet Mimi - a reclusive literary legend and mother to Frank. Mimi has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years, keeping her secrets and hiding Frank from a cruel world. Until Alice.Meet Alice - the level-headed young woman charged with looking after Mimi's unusual son. In so doing, Alice discovers what it really means to love someone. And she finds a part of herself she never knew was missing. Funny, poignant and unforgettable, this novel - like Frank - is a one-off creation you'll fall in love with.

Synopsis

Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

For some boys fitting in means standing out. A funny, poignant and unforgettable novel about Frank - one of the most lovable and unusual characters you'll ever meet.

Reviews

Sit back...and enjoy the show. New York Times Book Review

Hilarious, poignant and full of unexpected gems. Huffington Post

Delightful. You will laugh out loud. Slate

Johnson's magnificently poignant, funny, and wholly original debut goes beyond page-turner status. Readers will race to the next sentence. And the next. Her charming, flawed, quietly courageous characters, each wonderfully different, demand a second reading while we impatiently await the author's second work. Library Journal, starred review

Readers will find themselves captivated. People Magazine

About the Author

Julia Claiborne Johnson worked at Mademoiselle Magazine before moving to Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and their two children.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd August 2017

Author

Julia Claiborne Johnson

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781782399209

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