Songs for the Missing: A Novel
A heartfelt family drama of loss and reconciliation with the unthinkable
Look out for City of Secrets coming from Viking on April 26, 2016
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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Songs for the Missing: A NovelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
O'Nan (Last Night at the Lobster) here captures the emotional upheaval the disappearance of a young girl inflicts on her family and friends, writing with forceful clarity of their anxiety, mingled ... Read full review
Songs for the missingUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Kim Larsen just graduated from high school and is spending her last summer working at the Conoco station and hanging out with her friends before heading off to college. But one day, she doesn't show ... Read full review