Meet Me in the In-Between

3.69 based on 23 ratings & 16 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 18.05.2017
ISBN: 9781509838257
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Interwoven with exquisite passages of graphic memoir, Meet Me in the In-Between is bestselling author Bella Pollen's surprisingly tender, frequently funny and achingly poignant quest to keep on looking for the extraordinary in an ordinary life.

Growing up the middle child of transatlantic parents, Bella Pollen never quite learnt how to belong. Restlessly criss-crossing the boundaries of family and freedom, safety and danger, home and away, she has sought but generally failed to contain an adventurous spirit within the narrow lines of convention - until, finding herself stymied in the in-between, she reluctantly concludes that to move forwards, she must take a good look at her past.

Cue a bewitching journey, from her very English childhood in upper Manhattan, through an early marriage to the son of an alluring Italian Godfather, to the dusty border towns of Mexico where she falls in with a band of Pink Floyd-loving smugglers. Throughout all, Pollen grapples with relationships, motherhood, career ups and downs and a pathological fear of being boxed in.

In the media

Pollen is an engagingly contradictory tangle . . . but it’s her propulsive push-pull relationship with home that’s sure to resonate especially sharply with women . . . Poignant, beautifully written, an idiosyncratic memoir
Mail on Sunday
Pollen captivatingly mixes graphics with prose to tell of her upbringing, swinging back and forth between binaries (transatlantic homes, riches-to-rags love affairs). Think Eat, Pray, Love-finding yourself, laughing, and taking what you need even when it's not what you wanted-only cooler
Marie Claire
Funny, risky, racy, stunningly visual, and beyond poignant, Bella Pollen’s offbeat memoir is a one-of-a-kind adventure start to finish.
Jenny McPhee, author of ‘The Centre of Things' and 'A Man of No Moon'