The news where you are: a novel

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From the bestselling author of What Was Lost comes a spirited literary mystery about a television anchorman's search for the truth about the disappearances that surround him

Frank Allcroft, a television news anchor in his hometown (where he reports on hard-hitting events, like the opening of canine gyms for overweight pets), is on the verge of a mid-life crisis. Beneath his famously corny on-screen persona, Frank is haunted by loss: the mysterious hit-and-run that killed his predecessor and friend, Phil, and the ongoing demolition of his architect father's monumental postwar buildings. And then there are the things he can't seem to lose, no matter how hard he tries: his home, for one, on the market for years; and the nagging sense that he will never quite be the son his mother--newly ensconced in an assisted-living center--wanted.

As Frank uncovers the shocking truth behind Phil's death, and comes to terms with his domineering father's legacy, it is his beloved young daughter, Mo, who points him toward the future. Funny and touching, The News Where You Are is a moving exploration of what we do and don't leave behind, proving once more that Catherine O'Flynn's writing "shimmers with dark brilliance" ( Chicago Tribune ). The News Where You Are is a 2011 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original.

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authorO'Flynn, Catherine.
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display_descriptionFrank, a television newsanchor in Birmingham, England, is on the verge of a midlife crisis. The demolition of buildings designed by his late father, the somewhat mysterious death of his on-screen partner and mentor, Phil, and Frank's obsession with people who die alone lead him down a path of self-discovery.
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ils:.b29906738BookBooks1st U.S. ed.EnglishHenry Holt and Co., 2010.252 pages, 9 pages ; 21 cm.
subject_facetEngland -- Fiction
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
Television news anchors -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
title_displayThe news where you are : a novel
title_fullThe news where you are : a novel / Catherine O'Flynn
title_shortThe news where you are
title_suba novel
topic_facetLoss (Psychology)
Television news anchors