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- DescriptionWhile playing alone in her backyard one afteron, seven-year-old Celia suddenly disappears while her father Christopher is inside giving a tour of their historic house and her mother Janet is at an orchestra rehearsal. Utterly shattered, Christopher, a writer of fantasy and science fiction, withdraws from everyone around him, especially his wife, losing himself in his writing by conjuring up worlds where Celia still exists--as a child, as a teenager, as a young single mother--and revealing in his stories t only his own point of view but also those of Janet, the policeman in charge of the case, and the townspeople affected by the tragedy, ultimately culminating in a portrait of a small town changed forever<i>. </i><b>The Truth About Celia</b> is a profound meditation on grief and loss and how we carry on in its aftermath.
- Author BiographyKevin Brockmeier is the author of the story collection<i></i><b>Things That Fall from the Sky</b> and the children's novel<i></i><b>City of Names</b>. He has published stories in many magazines and anthologies, including<i> The New Yorker</i>, <i> The Georgia Review</i>, <i> McSweeney's</i>, <i></i>and <i>The Best American Short Stories</i>, and his story The Green Children from<i></i><b>The Truth About Celia</b> was selected for<i> The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror</i>. He has received the<i> Chicago Tribune</i>'s Nelson Algren Award, an Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award, a James Michener--Paul Engle Fellowship, two O. Henry Awards (one of which was a first prize), and, most recently, an NEA grant. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Author(s)Kevin Brockmeier
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication01/07/2004
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House USA Inc
- Weight252 g
- Width131 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine16 mm
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