Still Missing

Paperback | May 3, 2005

byBeth Gutcheon

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Alex Selky, going on seven, kissed his mother goodbye and set off for school, a mere two blocks away. He never made it. Desperate to find him, his mother begins a vigil that lasts for days, then weeks, then months. She is treated first as a tragic figure, then as a grief-crazed hysteric, then as anreminder of the bad fortune that can befall us all. Against all hope, despite false leads and thedesertions of her friends and allies she believes with all her heart that somehow, somewhere, Alex will be found alive.

Beth Gutcheon builds a heartrending suspense that culminates in a climax you will never forget.

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Alex Selky, going on seven, kissed his mother goodbye and set off for school, a mere two blocks away. He never made it. Desperate to find him, his mother begins a vigil that lasts for days, then weeks, then months. She is treated first as a tragic figure, then as a grief-crazed hysteric, than as an unpleasant reminder of the bad fortun...

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Alex Selky, going on seven, kissed his mother goodbye and set off for school, a mere two blocks away. He never made it. Desperate to find him, his mother begins a vigil that lasts for days, then weeks, then months. She is treated first as a tragic figure, then as a grief-crazed hysteric, then as anreminder of the bad fortune that can b...

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Alex Selky, going on seven, kissed his mother goodbye and set off for school, a mere two blocks away. He never made it. Desperate to find him, his mother begins a vigil that lasts for days, then weeks, then months. She is treated first as a tragic figure, then as a grief-crazed hysteric, than as an unpleasant reminder of the bad fortun...

In addition to her critically acclaimed Leeway Cottage, Beth Gutcheon is the author of the novels More Than You Know, Five Fortunes, Saying Grace, Domestic Pleasures, Still Missing, and The New Girls. She has written several film scripts, including the Academy Award nominee The Children of Theatre Street. She lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.84 inPublished:May 3, 2005Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060977035

ISBN - 13:9780060977030

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Alex Selky, going on seven, kissed his mother goodbye and set off for school, a mere two blocks away. He never made it. Desperate to find him, his mother begins a vigil that lasts for days, then weeks, then months. She is treated first as a tragic figure, then as a grief-crazed hysteric, than as an unpleasant reminder of the bad fortune that can befall us all. Against all hope, despite false leads and the desertions of her friends and allies, she believes with all her heart that somewhere, Alex will be found alive.

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“Gutcheon plays on our emotions with fiendish skill… the ending will leave you limp.”