The Bus on Thursday

The Bus on Thursday

Book - 2018
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"Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman's post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her. It wasn't just the bad breakup that turned Eleanor Mellett's life upside down. It was the cancer. And all the demons that came with it. One day she felt a bit of a bump when she was scratching her armpit at work. The next thing she knew, her breast was being dissected and removed by an inappropriately attractive doctor, and she was suddenly deluged with cupcakes, judgy support groups, and her mum knitting sweaters. Luckily, Eleanor discovers Talbingo, a remote little town looking for a primary-school teacher. Their Miss Barker up and vanished in the night, despite being the most caring teacher ever, according to everyone. Unfortunately, Talbingo is a bit creepy. It's not just the communion-wine-guzzling friar prone to mad rants about how cancer is caused by demons. Or the unstable, overly sensitive kids, always going on about Miss Barker and her amazing sticker system. It's living alone in a remote cabin, with no cell or Internet service, wondering why there are so many locks on the front door and who is knocking on it late at night. Riotously funny, deeply unsettling, and surprisingly poignant, Shirley Barrett's The Bus on Thursday is a wickedly weird, wild ride for fans of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, and Stephen King."--provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : MCD x FSG Originals/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAR
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 19 cm

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multcolib_karene Dec 05, 2018

Totally enjoyed the snarky, extremely flawed narrator. I knew something bad was coming but what an entertaining way of getting to all of those bad things! One caveat - if you like your book plots all tied up neatly at the end, this is NOT the book for you. And if you've read this book, I'd love to hash out that ending with you!

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