The Disappeared

February 23, 2010|
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
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Anne Greves is a motherless Canadian girl and her lover, Serey, a gentle Cambodian rebel and exiled musician. One day he leaves their Montreal flat to seek out his family in the aftermath of Pol Pot''s savage revolution. After a decade without word, Anne abandons everything to search for him in Phnom Penh, a city traumatized by the Khmer Rouge slaughter.

Against all odds, the lovers are reunited, and in a country where tranquil rice paddies harbour the bones of the massacred, these two self-exiled lovers struggle to recreate themselves in a world that rejects their hopes. But when Serey disappears again, Anne discovers that the journey she must embark upon may reveal a story she cannot bear.

Haunting, vivid, elegiac, The Disappeared is an unforgettable consideration of language, justice, and memory, at once a battle cry and a piercing lament, for truth, for love.

Heather's Review

I have often noted in my reviews that I love great historical fiction. The stories can cover a brief moment or grand sweep of time. It is simply that beautiful blending of truth and fiction that always seems to strike a chord. The Disappeared by Kim Echlin is one such story. The book centers on a single love story, the intense romanc...

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Award-winning author KIM ECHLIN lives in Toronto. She is the author of Elephant Winter and Dagmar''s Daughter, and her third novel, The Disappeared, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, won the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction and was published in 20 countries. Her most rec...
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Title:The Disappeared
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:264 pages, 8.22 X 5.29 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:264 pages, 8.22 X 5.29 X 0.69 in
Published:February 23, 2010
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143170457

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