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Born Weird

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
The Weirds have always been a little off, but not one of them ever suspected that they'd been cursed by their grandmother.
 
At the moment of the births of her five grandchildren Annie Weird gave each one a special power. Richard, the oldest, always keeps safe; Abba always has hope; Lucy is never lost and Kent can beat anyone in a fight. As for Angie, she always forgives, instantly. But over the years these so-called blessings ended up ruining their lives.
 
Now Annie is dying and she has one last task for Angie: gather her far-flung brothers and sisters and assemble them in her grandmother's hospital room so that at the moment of her death, she can lift these blessings-turned-curses. And Angie has just three weeks to do it.
 
What follows is a quest like no other, tearing up highways and racing through airports, from a sketchy Winnipeg nursing home to the small island kingdom of Upliffta, from the family's crumbling ancestral Toronto mansion to a motel called Love. And there is also the search for the answer to the greatest family mystery of all: what really happened to their father, whose maroon Maserati was fished out of a lake so many years ago?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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January 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Born Weird
Author(s): Andrew Kaufman
ISBN: 0-00-744140-1 / 978-0-00-744140-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Friday Project
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born Weird
Author(s): Andrew Kaufman
ISBN: 0-00-744141-X / 978-0-00-744141-9 (UK edition)
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Title: Born Weird
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ISBN: 1-4448-1643-8 / 978-1-4448-1643-3 (UK edition)
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December 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Born Weird
Author(s): Andrew Kaufman
ISBN: 0-307-35764-3 / 978-0-307-35764-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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January 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Born Weird
Author(s): Andrew Kaufman
Publisher: The Friday Project
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Title: Born Weird
Author(s): Andrew Kaufman
Publisher: Random House Canada
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