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The Truth about Celia

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While playing alone in her backyard one afternoon, seven-year-old Celia suddenly disappears while her father Christopher is inside giving a tour of their historic house and her mother Janet is at an orchestra rehearsal.

Utterly shattered, Christopher, a writer of fantasy and science fiction, withdraws from everyone around him, especially his wife, losing himself in his writing by conjuring up worlds where Celia still exists-as a child, as a teenager, as a young single mother-and revealing in his stories not only his own point of view but also those of Janet, the policeman in charge of the case, and the townspeople affected by the tragedy, ultimately culminating in a portrait of a small town changed forever. The Truth About Celia is a profound meditation on grief and loss and how we carry on in its aftermath.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"Imagine I'm standing beside you in the bookstore. I'm putting this book in your hands. I loved The Truth About Celia: you should buy this book, take it home, and read it at once." - Kelly Link

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Hardback Editions

July 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: The Truth About Celia: A novel
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 0-375-42135-1 / 978-0-375-42135-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: The Truth About Celia
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 0-375-72770-1 / 978-0-375-72770-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Truth About Celia (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
Publisher: Vintage
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