|Girls (1997) [Novel]|
by Frederick Busch
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In the unrelenting cold and bitter winter of upstate New York, Jack and his wife, Fanny, are trying to cope with the desperate sorrow they feel over the death of their young daughter. The loss forms a chasm in their relationship as Jack, a sardonic Vietnam vet, looks for a way to heal them both.
Then, in a nearby town, a fourteen-year-old girl disappears somewhere between her home and church. Though she is just one of the hundreds of children who vanish every year in America, Jack turns all his attention to this little girl. For finding what has become of this child could be Jack's salvation, if he can just get to her in time.
Original title: Girls
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Tragedy And Loss
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives