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The man who disappeared

The man who disappeared

Morrall, Clare

The new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of ASTONISHING SPLASHES OF COLOUR, an absorbing and thought-provoking tale about a happy family shattered when the husband mysteriously vanishes. What would you do if, out of the blue, your reliable husband disappears? Then you are told he has been involved in money-laundering. Surely the man you know intimately couldn't be a criminal...could he? When Felix Kendall vanishes, his wife Kate is left in turmoil. As she and their children adjust to a hand-to-mouth existence, she looks back on her marriage and Felix's orphaned upbringing in search of clues, confronting the possibility that she has badly misread him. And as Kate gradually discovers strengths she never knew she had, many miles away Felix is coming to terms with just what he has done and lost. This compelling story of deception and self-deception, compromise and second chances questions how far we can know even those closest to us as it probes beneath society's veneer -- in times of adversity, friends fall away and the most unexpected people step forward. With her characteristic wry wit, Clare Morrall delivers a thought-provoking, profoundly affecting and inspiring tale. 'Morrall introduces an ancient, yet fascinating, chestnut: how well can we ever truly know another person? Down at the core, beneath its several layers, THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED is a well-crafted suspense story: What makes a successful accountant, devoted husband and loving dad turn to white-collar crime, and what happens after he vanishes? Morrall digs beneath the surface to mine psychological nuggets, some of them gold.' -- Rachel Hore, Independent on Sunday

Hardback, Book. English. Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945).
Published London : Sceptre : [distributor] Bookpoint : [distributor] Cengage Learning Australia : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Jonathan Ball Publishers SA 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Clare Morrall
Distributor: London: Sceptre; [distributor] Bookpoint; [distributor] Cengage Learning Australia; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Jonathan Ball Publishers SA, 2010
ISBN: 0340994274, 9780340994276
Note: Hardback.
Biography: Clare Morrall's first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was published by Tindal Street Press in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She has since published two more novels: NATURAL FLIGHTS OF THE HUMAN MIND and THE LANGUAGE OF OTHERS. Born in Exeter, she now lives in Birmingham where she works as a music teacher, and has two grown-up children.
Physical Description: 384 p. ; 23x16x3 cm.
Subject: Missing persons Fiction.; Criminals Family relationships Fiction.; General.; Husbands Fiction.