The Missing

Author: Tim Gautreaux
Homepage 9780340978016

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  • : $10.00(NZD)
  • : 9780340978016
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Sceptre
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  • : 0.55
  • : April 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : Tim Gautreaux
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  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9780340978016
9780340978016

Description

After World War I, Sam Simoneaux returns to New Orleans determined to leave mayhem and destruction behind, and to start anew with his wife years after losing a son to illness.
But when a little girl disappears from the department store where he works, he has no recourse but to join her musician parents on a Mississippi excursion steamboat, hoping to unearth clues somewhere along the river.
Though ill-prepared for the lawless hinterland, where violence is just another way of life, he enforces tolerable behavior onboard and ventures ashore to piece together what happened to the girl - making a discovery that not only endangers everyone involved but also sheds new light on the murder of his own family decades before.


Steeped in the music and langorous rhythms of prohibition Louisiana, this is a gripping tale of redemption, vengeance and moral choice. Relentlessly suspensful and deeply moving, it is the finest demonstration yet of Gautreaux's ability to render landscape, history and hope.