Songs for the Missing: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 30, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Returning again to the theme of working-class people and their wrenching concerns, Songs for the Missing begins with the suspenseful pace of a thriller, following an Ohio community?s efforts to locate a young woman who has gone missing. It soon deepens into an affecting portrait of a family trying desperately to hold onto itself and the memory of a daughter whose return becomes increasingly unlikely. Stark and honest, this is an intimate account of what happens behind the headlines of a very American tragedy.


  

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His prose is always simple, yet powerful. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jaclyn Day - Goodreads

This book is pretty brilliant. It's also sad and introspective and thought-provoking, but mostly brilliant. It's the story of Kim Larsen, a pretty 18-year-old, who disappears mysteriously one summer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn - Goodreads

I told Stewart O'Nan, at a book signing recently, that I didn't think he was capable of writing a bad book. He laughed and said that he could very well prove Me wrong. After reading "Songs for the ... Read full review

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Contents

Descriptionofthe Person When Last Seen
Victimology
Another KindofLie Nonfamily Abduction Sample The Right toDisappear
BabySteps
Hello MyName
The Losers Bracket
The Last Time
Head Check
WhereShe
The AdvancedStages
Americas Most Wanted
Catch and Release
The Killer Next Door
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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Stewart O?Nan's novels include Snow Angels, The Speed Queen,Stewart O?Nan's novels include Snow Angels, The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying and The Night Country. Granta has na A Prayer for the Dying and The Night Country. Granta has named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. He med him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Connecticut. lives in Connecticut.

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