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The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (excerpt)

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (excerpt)

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In New York City, a girl called Leonora vanishes without a trace. Years earlier and miles upstate, Goldie, a wild, negligent mother, searches for a man to help raise her precocious son, Paul, who later discovers that the only way to save his soul is to run away. As the narrative moves back and forth in time, we find deeper interconnections between these stories and growing clues about Leonora—this missing girl whose face looks out from telephone poles and billboards—whom one character will give anything to save.

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children is a suspenseful novel about the power of running and the desire for reinvention. It explores the terror and transcendence of our most central experiences: childhood, parenthood, sex, love.

IN STORES FEBRUARY 2011
368 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-393-07659-2
Also available as an ebook.

This excerpt made available by W. W. Norton & Company. Independent Publishers Since 1923.
www.wwnorton.com
In New York City, a girl called Leonora vanishes without a trace. Years earlier and miles upstate, Goldie, a wild, negligent mother, searches for a man to help raise her precocious son, Paul, who later discovers that the only way to save his soul is to run away. As the narrative moves back and forth in time, we find deeper interconnections between these stories and growing clues about Leonora—this missing girl whose face looks out from telephone poles and billboards—whom one character will give anything to save.

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children is a suspenseful novel about the power of running and the desire for reinvention. It explores the terror and transcendence of our most central experiences: childhood, parenthood, sex, love.

IN STORES FEBRUARY 2011
368 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-393-07659-2
Also available as an ebook.

This excerpt made available by W. W. Norton & Company. Independent Publishers Since 1923.
www.wwnorton.com

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This is not a book about Leonora, who inhabits a small fraction of the 360+ pages. Rather, it’s about all kinds of “missing” children – children who have grown up, those who have gone missing emotionally or physically, those who have been exploited or who have grown alien to themselves and their families. It is, at its core, a book about trying to find one’s place in a careless world.
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