The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman

The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman

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Book - 2016
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"A fiendishly fun and charming novel echoing the quirky works of brilliant director Pedro Almodóvar, The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman follows an uptight Englishman who is sent to Madrid to close a literary magazine and the five fiery, close-knit Spanish women who must devise a plan in order to keep the jobs they love. Atticus Craftsman never travels without a supply of Earl Grey, an electric kettle, and a teacup--so he makes sure he has packed all three after his father, distinguished publisher of Craftsman & Co., sends him to Madrid to shut down a failing literary magazine, Librarte. But when nobody has heard from him in three months, his father knows something must be very wrong. Fortunately, Inspector Manchego is on the case. Manchego gets to work unraveling the mystery of the Englishman's disappearance, but there to block him at every turn are the five fiery and close-knit Spanish women who run Librarte and who will do anything to keep their jobs. From a kidnapping to the "discovery" of the long-lost poems of Federico Garci;a Lorca, Manchego and Atticus are taken on a madcap journey through the narrow streets of Madrid and down to the bohemian heart of Andalucía. A charming tale with linguistic mishaps, literary intrigue, a clash of cultures, and an unexpected romance, The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman is at once a humorous literary caper and a touching love story, making for an altogether clever and delightfully different read"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501118852
1501118854
Branch Call Number: FICTION San
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Greaves, Lucy

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May 13, 2017

Unexpected and completely hilarious. Love the characters and the humor - an excellent translation. If you like Almodovar movies, read this.

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