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.
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.
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
Publication date: 03/08/2017
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||3rd August 2017|
|Author:||Julia Claiborne Johnson|
|Publisher:||Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Julia Claiborne Johnson worked at Mademoiselle Magazine before moving to Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and their two children.More About Julia Claiborne Johnson