The Missing by Melanie FlorenceThe Missing by Melanie Florence

The Missing

byMelanie Florence

Paperback | February 12, 2016

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After a girl she knows from school goes missing and is found dead in the Red River, Feather is shocked when the police write it off as a suicide. Then, it's Feather's best friend, Mia, who vanishes — but Mia's mom and abusive stepfather paint Mia as a frequent runaway, so the authorities won't investigate her disappearance either. Everyone knows that Native girls are disappearing and being killed, but no one is connecting the dots.

When Feather's brother Kiowa is arrested under suspicion of Mia's abduction, Feather knows she has to clear his name. What Feather doesn't know is that the young serial killer who has taken Mia has become obsessed with Feather, and her investigation is leading her into terrible danger.

Using as its background the ongoing circumstance of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, this fictional thriller set in Winnipeg explores one teenager's response to a system that has long denied and misrepresented the problem.

MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time writer based in Toronto. She is the author of Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools, the SideStreets novel One Night and the Recordbooks title Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American ...
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Title:The MissingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:February 12, 2016Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459410858

ISBN - 13:9781459410855

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"While there has been much discussion and focus on the plight of indigenous women in Canadian society recently, it is a work like Melanie Florence?s The Missing that helps bring understanding and empathy to them...In short, a great piece of literature."