The Sweet Relief of Missing Children: A Novel

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children: A Novel

by Sarah Braunstein

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Overview

"A magnificent debut filled with characters so vivid, strange, and richly imagined, you emerge feeling changed." —Sarah Shun-lien Bynum


In New York City, a girl called Lenora 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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393340754
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/13/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sarah Braunstein is the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Writers' Award and was named one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35." She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Portland, Maine.

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