The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393340754, 384pp.
Publication Date: February 13, 2012
"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.
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Praise For The Sweet Relief of Missing Children: A Novel…
A complex and multifaceted study of children who conquer bad childhoods—and children who cannot . . . . Braunstein paints gorgeous portraits of a large variety of characters, all fully realized.