9780143116028

Songs for the Missing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143116028

  • ISBN10:

    0143116029

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-25
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Stewart O'Nan is the author of eleven novels, including Snow Angels and A Prayer for the Dying, a story collection, and two works of nonfiction.

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