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 Still Missing
A 1981 novel about a Boston woman whose six-year-old son disappears on his way to school. The New York Times reviewer wrote:‘Given the novel’s painful beginning I wondered how Miss Gutcheon could keep up such an intense emotional pitch. But keep it up she does, and most impressively.’ Still Missing sits squarely at the centre of Persephone’s list: it is about a mother, it is about a woman who is indefatigable, it is tolerant and humane, it is beautifully written, and it sustains the tension until the last page.
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384pp PERSEPHONE BOOKS ISBN 9781903155783

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