The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (Paperback)

By Sarah Braunstein

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393340754, 363pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (2/28/2011)
Hardcover (2/28/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2011)

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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.