book cover of Lost and Wanted

Lost and Wanted

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Lost and Wanted, by Nell Freudenberger, read by Anne Marie Lee.

Helen Clapp is a physics professor. She doesn't believe in pseudoscience or time travel and especially not in ghosts. So when she gets a missed call from Charlie, her closest friend from university with whom she hasn't spoken in over a year, Helen thinks there must be some mistake. Because Charlie died two days ago.

Then when her young son, Jack, claims to have seen Charlie in their house just the other day, Helen begins to have doubts.

Through the grief of the husband and daughter she left behind, Helen is drawn into the orbit of Charlie's world, slotting in the missing pieces of her friend's past. And, as she delves into the web of their shared history, Helen finds herself entangled in the forgotten threads of her own life.

Lost and Wanted is a searing novel from one of America's most exciting writers about the sacred knottiness of female friendship, the forces which fuse us together and those which drive us apart.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Gorgeous, brainy, and passionate. Lost and Wanted is the best kind of big American novel: a majestic book that takes on nothing less than the nature of the universe-literally-while probing that similarly infinite mystery known as the human heart. Nell Freudenberger's writing is fearless and profound, as it absolutely must be in order to pull off this very modern ghost story that unfolds in the life of an MIT physicist. Freudenberger is one of our best novelists, and she's delivered a real powerhouse of a novel." - Ben Fountain

"Freudenberger's brilliant and compassionate novel takes on the big questions of the universe and proves, again, that she is one of America's greatest writers." - Andrew Sean Greer

"Intellectually dazzling and almost unbearably moving, Lost and Wanted stayed with me long after I read it, its characters still moving in my brain like free electrons. Probing the mysteries of the physical universe and the equally mysterious nature of human connection, Nell Freudenberger writes fearlessly and lyrically about physics and grief; parenthood and friendship; the subtleties of race and the seriousness of female ambition. I've read many novels that make me think and some that made me cry, but few that did both as powerfully as this one did." - Amy Waldman


Similar books by other authors

thumb
Big Sky
(Jackson Brodie, book 5)
Kate Atkinson

Used availability for Nell Freudenberger's Lost and Wanted

Hardback Editions

April 2019 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
ISBN: 0-241-37453-7 / 978-0-241-37453-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted: A novel
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
ISBN: 0-385-35268-9 / 978-0-385-35268-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : Paperback
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted: A novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
ISBN: 1-984883-28-3 / 978-1-984883-28-5
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
ISBN: 0-241-37454-5 / 978-0-241-37454-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2019 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted: A Novel
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted: A Novel
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Lost and Wanted: A novel
Author(s): Nell Freudenberger
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA