EMOTIONALLY WEIRD: A Comic Novel.
London: Doubleday, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's unclassifiable third novel which begins with "chapter 1 of a bad murder mystery being written by Effie Andrews for a creative-writing course at the University of Dundee in 1972. But the action soon shifts to a wintry island in the Hebrides, where Effie is trying to elicit the story of her parentage from her single mother, Nora, while spinning a humorous first-person narrative of her college life. Only near the end of the book does she finally wrench the story from her mother: Effie's bizarre origins; the identity of her father; and the whole unlikely tale of her mother's family." Longlisted for the Giller Prize. SIGNED by Kate Atkinson on the title page with her full signature. 343 pp plus an excerpt from Effie's novel and "last words.". ISBN: 0-38540882X.