Waiting for Lindsay

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Macmillan, Aug 22, 2001 - Fiction - 277 pages
One hot July day at the beach, confident, careless, thirteen-year-old Lindsay, walks around the rocks and out of sight. She leaves behind her two younger brothers, and her cousins Annie and Alistair. She does not come back.
Thirty years later, the rest of them are still trying to deal with the consequences of that fateful day. Each has to deal with a child - or the absence of a child; with emotions expressed--or inexpressible; with silences as eloquent as words. Gradually they are drawn back to High House where as cousins they played on that sunny beach. Here they must come to terms not just with the past, but with their own fallibility and an uncertain future.

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Scottish first-novelist Forsyth depicts four adults blighted by a childhood catastrophe who later, in middle age, find things falling apart once again.On a July day 34 years ago, 13-year-old Lindsay ... Read full review

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On a warm July day 34 years earlier, 13-year-old Lindsay walked away from her siblings and cousins down a rocky Scottish beach and was never seen again. The remaining children were frightened and ... Read full review


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The Past ten years back Jamie
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The Past thirtyfour years back The Beach

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Forsyth lives in the Scottish Highlands. She is a published poet and short story writer.

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