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Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon
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Jun 09, 11

bookshelves: persephone
Read in June, 2011, read count: 1

A Persephone reprint that's readily available in the U.S.! Published in 1981, Still Missing tells the story of Susan Selky, whose 6-year-old son disappears on May 15, 1980. The book has the Persephone signature of representing its period while remaining timeless. The search for Alex Selky happens without the Internet, social networking, and cell phones; it happens with indoor smoking, instant coffee, and widespread homophobia.

It's fun to note these changes from the past 30 years, but it's Gutcheon's characters who keep the book relevant. Every character jumps fresh off the page, and Susan's love for her son is fierce and real. As a bonus, the suspense element kept me glued to the last third of the book.


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CLM I didn't know Persephone included any American authors. Interesting. I have read Gutcheon but not recently.

Susann Oh yes! Persephone has a nice handful of American authors.

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