Nobody Is Ever Missing

Nobody Is Ever Missing

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Without telling her family, Elyria takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. As her husband scrambles to figure out what happened to her, Elyria hurtles into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers, and sleeping in fields, forests, and public parks.

     Her risky and often surreal encounters with the people and wildlife of New Zealand propel Elyria deeper… (more)

Editorial reviews (8 reviews)


The self-consciousness of the book, the sentences that offer contradictions inside themselves, will be related to by most any reader who seeks in reading the pleasure of self-recognition, even as the act of reading superimposes someone else's consciousness upon the brain.

The overall effect is like a Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations: beautiful and smart observations about what it means to be human, but more like a list than a coherent whole.

This is a slow, car crash novel, and for some reason the speed in which it moves is merciless, deceptive and you will not put this book down easily.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2014)

Collection: FSG Originals

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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