December 22, 2009|
Absent by Sherri Vanderveen
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What happens to a family when a father leaves? How are the empty spaces of an absence filled?

In 1979, Otto Sinclair flees in the wake of a tragic fire, leaving his family to sort through the ashes. Twenty-eight years later, he comes back to them: his wife, Lenore, a kept woman in mourning with a box of memories in the trunk of her car; his daughter, Ruby, who peoples her world with the imaginary and the unattainable; his son, Gavin, confined in a prison of his own creation; and the ghost of his mother, dead on the third floor of the house he burned down. A single act of desperation can echo for decades. Now, a wounded family struggles to answer one final question: Is it possible to forgive when it's impossible to forget?

Title:AbsentFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 22, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014317987X

ISBN - 13:9780143179870

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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