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Boy Still Missing
by John Searles
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060822430, Paperback)
It is June 1971. Dominick Pindle, a tenderhearted but aimless Massachusetts teenager, spends his nights driving around with his mother and dragging his wayward father out of bars. Late one evening, Dominick's search puts him face-to-face withhis father's seductive mistress, Edie Kramer. Instantly in lust, he begins a forbidden relationship with this beautiful, mysterious woman. Before long, though, their erotic entanglement leads to a shocking death, and Dominick discovers that the mother he betrayed hid secrets as dark and destructive as his own.
Charged with the exhilarating narrative pace of a thriller and set during a complicated and explosive era, Boy Still Missing is the critically acclaimed debut novel from John Searles. It renders a deeply affecting portrait of a boy whose passage into adulthood proves as complex and impassioned as the history that unfolds before his eyes.
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One of the most buzzed about debuts in years, this is the story of Dominick Pindle, a tenderhearted but aimless teenager who has an affair with his father's mistress, and before long, their erotic entanglement leads to a shocking death. Charged with the exhilarating narrative pace of a thriller, "Boy Still Missing" renders a deeply affecting portrait of a boy caught in an intimate and taut family drama.