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The missing boy [text (large print)] / Rachel Billington.

By: Billington, Rachel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood series.Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2011Edition: Large print edition.Description: 448 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444806502; 1444806505.Subject(s): Runaway children -- England -- London -- Fiction | Teenage boys -- Fiction | Families -- England -- London -- Fiction | Parent and child -- Fiction | Large type books | Missing children -- England -- London -- Fiction | Bereavement -- Fiction | Adultery -- Fiction | Runaway children -- Fiction | Missing children -- FictionGenre/Form: Large type books.
Contents:
Thirteen-year-old Dan hasn't returned home; his parents don't know whether he's run away, been kidnapped - or something worse. For one family, the world is about to fall apart. At first Dan is sleeping rough, revelling in his independence. But with every passing day, his world is becoming darker and more frightening. A hundred thousand children run away each year. Most come back. But will Dan? Dan's mother, Eve, a drama teacher, can't focus; his father, Max, only knows how to flee his own demons; and his aunt, Martha, while trained to control difficult situations as a prison officer, struggles to hold it all together. Gradually, all three begin to recognise just how badly they have failed the missing boy.
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Dan hasn't returned home; his parents don't know whether he's run away, been kidnapped - or something worse. For one family, the world is about to fall apart. At first Dan is sleeping rough, revelling in his independence. But with every passing day, his world is becoming darker and more frightening. A hundred thousand children run away each year. Most come back. But will Dan? Dan's mother, Eve, a drama teacher, can't focus; his father, Max, only knows how to flee his own demons; and his aunt, Martha, while trained to control difficult situations as a prison officer, struggles to hold it all together. Gradually, all three begin to recognise just how badly they have failed the missing boy.
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Dan is 13 years old, and doesn't feel ready to grow up. He is filled with an urge to to escape. Running away from his home in London, Dan wants a new life. His disappearance forces his family to question their relationship with him, and brings into focus their own fractured lives.

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Thirteen-year-old Dan hasn't returned home; his parents don't know whether he's run away, been kidnapped - or something worse. For one family, the world is about to fall apart. At first Dan is sleeping rough, revelling in his independence. But with every passing day, his world is becoming darker and more frightening. A hundred thousand children run away each year. Most come back. But will Dan? Dan's mother, Eve, a drama teacher, can't focus; his father, Max, only knows how to flee his own demons; and his aunt, Martha, while trained to control difficult situations as a prison officer, struggles to hold it all together. Gradually, all three begin to recognise just how badly they have failed the missing boy.

Thirteen-year-old Dan hasn't returned home; his parents don't know whether he's run away, been kidnapped - or something worse. For one family, the world is about to fall apart. At first Dan is sleeping rough, revelling in his independence. But with every passing day, his world is becoming darker and more frightening. A hundred thousand children run away each year. Most come back. But will Dan? Dan's mother, Eve, a drama teacher, can't focus; his father, Max, only knows how to flee his own demons; and his aunt, Martha, while trained to control difficult situations as a prison officer, struggles to hold it all together. Gradually, all three begin to recognise just how badly they have failed the missing boy.

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