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Boy Still Missing

(2001)
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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.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Once you get into this novel, you'll forget the world - the book is that seductive, that suspenseful." - Frank McCourt


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Used availability for John Searles's Boy Still Missing

Hardback Editions

February 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Boy Still Missing
Author(s): John Searles
ISBN: 0-688-17570-8 / 978-0-688-17570-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Boy Still Missing: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): John Searles
ISBN: 0-06-082243-0 / 978-0-06-082243-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Boy Still Missing
Author(s): John Searles
ISBN: 0-06-000780-X / 978-0-06-000780-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: WmMorrowPB
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Boy Still Missing: A Novel
Author(s): John Searles
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA