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The Sweet Relief of Missing Children

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children

Audio Library Digital

02/28/2011

653 minutes

9781611200928

Audio Retail Digital

02/28/2011

653 minutes

9781611200508

Audio CD

02/28/2011

9 Audio CD

653 minutes

9781611200126

Playaway

02/28/2011

653 minutes

9781611201796

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In New York City, a girl called Leonora 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. As the narrative moves back and forth in time, we find deeper interconnections between these stories and growing clues about Leonora - this missing girl whose face looks out from telephone poles and billboards - whom one character will give anything to save.

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an unflinching probe into the frailty of children's dreams and desires...a brave and daring book...highly original and a superb work of fiction., The Portland Press Herald

A novel you won't want to put down. These are characters you won't want to stop rooting for., Newcity Lit

[a] powerful debut...Narrator Xe Sands gives an unemotional, staccato delivery, joining forces with the author to keep listeners intrigued and disquieted. Highly recommended for those who relish unpredictable, complex literature cut from a unique mold., Library Journal

[Braunstein's] debut novel is an unsettling read that is also strangely compelling, though the author reserves all of her compassion for her characters, sparing none for her readers...Through random encounters and elliptical dialogue, Braunstein locates the pain in these people's lives and makes it shimmer., Booklist

One of the best fiction audiobooks of 2011. ...a beautifully written novel... Braunstein and narrator Xe Sands make the stories and relationships easy to follow. Sands's empathetic delivery makes this often disturbing work a pure joy...truly amazing., AudioFile Magazine

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