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Girls: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle) (1997)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0449912639, Paperback)Frederick Busch's 18th work of fiction, Girls, is a novel whose roots lie buried in an earlier short story. In "Ralph the Duck," Busch introduced Jack and Franny, a young couple trying to recover from the recent death of their baby daughter. In Girls Busch expands Jack and Franny's lives beyond this single personal tragedy to encompass a greater loss: the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl, daughter of the town minister and his dying wife, from the community.
Propelled by his own loss, Jack, a security guard at a local college, begins investigating the disappearance, and thus Busch's novel becomes a literary detective story. In the course of solving the mystery, Jack must grapple with his attraction to a professor at the college, the disintegration of his marriage, and the impossibility of outrunning the past.
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A campus policeman's search for a missing girl, followed by the capture of her murderer. Set in an upstate New York college in the middle of winter, the novel looks at the fear that now exists in such places. By the author of The Children in the Woods.
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