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pubdate: 2011-04-05
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The News Where You Are

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ISBN: 9780385668965
format: Trade paperback
pages: 272
publisher: Doubleday Canada
pub. date: 2011-04-05


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A heartbreaking, yet hilarious, novel from the author of the best-selling, prize-winning What Was Lost.

The News Where You Are tells the funny, touching story of Frank, a local TV news presenter in England. 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. Frank struggles to make sense of these absences whilst having to report endless local news stories and trying to cope with his resolutely miserable mother. The result is that rare thing: a page-turning novel that asks the big questions in an accessible way, and is laugh-out-loud funny, genuinely moving and ultimately uplifting.

From the Hardcover edition.

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