Songs for the Missing: A Novel

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Penguin, Oct 30, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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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

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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

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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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