• semple Fifteen year old, Bee, has wrangled her parents into agreeing to a trip to Antarctica as reward for her stellar academic year of all A's.  Her mother, Bernadette Fox, many years out of a successful, but halted career as an architect, can't quite get it together following the disturbing end to her acclaimed first creation.   Bee's Microsoft star father is always working and not around much.  Bernadette's mental health begins to unravel under the distressing idea of having to travel to Antarctica and suddenly the father and daughter are drawn together to try to help get Bernadette back.  Agoraphobic Bernadette disappears around the time they are supposed to all go on the trip together.   Bee and her father must decide what to do with her disappearance and how to save the family along the way.  It's a family farce with all the delights of inventive writing and peculiar characters.  This book is fast-paced, quirky and sure to make you laugh.