The Sweet Relief Of Missing Children: A Novel by Sarah BraunsteinThe Sweet Relief Of Missing Children: A Novel by Sarah Braunstein

The Sweet Relief Of Missing Children: A Novel

bySarah Braunstein

Paperback | January 29, 2016

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In New York City, a girl called Lenora 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. The Sweet Relief of Missing Children is a suspenseful novel about the power of running and the desire for reinvention. It explores the terror and transcendence of our most central experiences: childhood, parenthood, sex, love.
Sarah Braunstein is the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Writers' Award and was named one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35." She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Portland, Maine.
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Title:The Sweet Relief Of Missing Children: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:January 29, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393340759

ISBN - 13:9780393340754

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[Braunstein's] debut novel in an unsettling read that is also strangely compelling . . . . Through random encounters and elliptical dialogue, Braunstein locates the pain in these people's lives and makes it shimmer. — BooklistA complex and multifaceted study of children who conquer bad childhoods—and children who cannot . . . . Braunstein paints gorgeous portraits of a large variety of characters, all fully realized. — Library Journal