St. John Mandel's melancholy debut novel is a suspenseful tale that begins with the abrupt disappearance of twenty-something Lilia from her boyfriend Eli's apartment in Brooklyn. What follows is a compelling story that interweaves the lives of four somewhat dysfunctional characters, all who have been impacted in different ways by a mysterious event early in Lilia’s life. Deftly written with an interesting plot and unusual characters, this fast-paced novel is sure to keep you turning the pages quickly!

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