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The truth about Celia
Kevin Brockmeier
Adult Fiction BROCKME

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Summary: From the award-winning author ofThings That Fall from the Sky, a richly nuanced and deeply moving novel about the disappearance of a young girl, as told by her devastated father. Celia is seven years old on the day she goes missing. Her father, Christopher, is giving a tour of their historic house; her mother, Janet, is at an orchestra rehearsal. Celia is outside playing. She rides her bicycle. She throws a rubber ball against the roof. She disappears. A writer of fantasy and science fiction, Christopher finds himself drawn into a grief-induced world of wishful fantasy in which Celia still exists. Plunging into his work to help him cope with her disappearance, he writes of its effects from the points of view of the people who are still haunted by her absence: Janet, the policeman who is in charge of the case, and Christopher himself--each voice contributing to the heart-wrenching picture of a town subtly, but lastingly, changed. The Truth About Celiais a novel of remarkable understanding--an extraordinary exploration of profound loss and inconsolable grief. From the Hardcover edition.

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