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The Resource Whistle in the dark : a novel, Emma Healey

Whistle in the dark : a novel, Emma Healey

Label
Whistle in the dark : a novel
Title
Whistle in the dark
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Healey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jen and Hugh Maddox have just survived every parent's worst nightmare. Relieved, but still terrified, they sit by the hospital bedside of their fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, who was found bloodied, bruised, and disoriented after going missing for four days during a mother-daughter vacation in the country. As Lana lies mute in the bed, unwilling or unable to articulate what happened to her during that period, the national media speculates wildly and Jen and Hugh try to answer many questions. Where was Lana? How did she get hurt? Was the teenage boy who befriended her involved? How did she survive outside for all those days? Even when she returns to the family home and her school routine, Lana only provides the same frustrating answer over and over: "I can't remember." For years, Jen had tried to soothe the depressive demons plaguing her younger child, and had always dreaded the worst. Now she has hope--the family has gone through hell and come out the other side. But Jen cannot let go of her need to find the truth. Without telling Hugh or their pregnant older daughter Meg, Jen sets off to retrace Lana's steps, a journey that will lead her to a deeper understanding of her youngest daughter, her family, and herself. A wry, poignant, and masterfully drawn story that explores the bonds and duress of family life, the pain of mental illness, and the fraught yet enduring connection between mothers and daughters, Whistle in the Dark is a story of guilt, fear, hope, and love that explores what it means to lose and find ourselves and those we love."--
Summary
After her missing teenage daughter, Lana, is found injured, Jen Maddox retraces Lana's steps--a journey that will lead her to a deeper understanding of the daughter she thought she knew
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
from publisher
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10677154
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1985-
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Healey, Emma
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E2353
LC item number
E45 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Teenage girls
  • Missing persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Whistle in the dark : a novel, Emma Healey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21430640
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780062309716
Lccn
bl2018086662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1044746127
Label
Whistle in the dark : a novel, Emma Healey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21430640
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780062309716
Lccn
bl2018086662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1044746127

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