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Viewing Entry - The missing boy (S13213)
by Billington, Rachel.

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TitleThe missing boy
Author / Responsible partyBillington, Rachel.
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Runaway children -- England -- London -- Fiction. Missing children -- England -- London -- Fiction. Teenage boys -- Fiction. Bereavement -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Thirteen-year-old Dan hasn't returned home and his parents don't know whether he's run away, been kidnapped - or something worse. At first Dan is sleeping rough, revelling in his independence. But with every passing day, his world is becoming 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, struggles to hold it all together. Dan's story is told against a grown-up drama of love and shifting loyalties and two sisters who were best friends until Max came between them. Gradually, all three begin to recognise just how badly they have failed the missing boy.

Additional Information

System control numberS13213
Original Print PublisherLondon : Orion, 2010.
NarratorGordon Griffin.
Narrator NameGordon Griffin.
Participant or performer noteGordon Griffin.
Contains Strong/Coarse languageStrong language
Narrators GenderMale narrator
Contains Sexual ContentSexual Content