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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984805171
  • ISBN: 1984805177
  • ISBN: 9781984805195
  • ISBN: 1984805193
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"The Dry meets The Silence of the Lambs in this intoxicating tale of literary suspense, set in the relentless Alaskan landscape, about madness and obsession, loneliness and grief, and the ferocious bonds of family.... My proposition is very simple: I am going to ask you for three gifts, and for each gift you deliver, I will take you one step closer to Jacqueline. It's been twenty years since Elisabeth watched her twin sister, Jacqueline, disappear without a trace. Now thirty-year-old Elisabeth is living far from home in a small Alaskan town. She's in a loveless marriage and has a precocious young daughter she loves more than anything but who reminds her too much of her long-missing sister. Elisabeth's loneliness--and guilt--grows more unbearable each day. But through it all, she clings to the impossible belief that her sister is still alive and that they'll be reunited. But then Alfred, a dangerous stranger with a plan of his own, arrives in town and commits an inexplicable act of violence. And he offers a startling revelation: He knows exactly what happened to Elisabeth's sister, but he'll reveal this truth only if Elisabeth fulfills three requests. Increasingly isolated from her neighbors and imprisoned by the bitter cold and her own obsession, Elisabeth can almost hear her sister's voice saying, Come and get me. And so she will, even if it means putting herself--and her family--in danger"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    *Starred Review* In this compelling debut, Fleischmann uses remote locations and a barely remembered time as a frame for a story centered on obsession. In 1941, Elizabeth Pfautz still dreams of her identical twin sister, Jacqueline, who disappeared 20 years earlier from their hometown in Pennsylvania when the girls were 11 years old. Now Elizabeth endures a marriage gone sour in isolated Tanacross, Alaska, where her husband, John, teaches for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and she homeschools their precocious daughter, Margaret. Then one day a substitute pilot, Alfred Seidel, brings the mail, and Elizabeth's life changes. First she's obligated to let Seidel stay in her home's guest room, and then, the next day, he kills her close friend, Athabaskan Mack Sanford, presumably over a card game. When Elizabeth, furious, confronts Seidel in custody, he admits to being involved in taking Jacqueline and offers to reunite the sisters if Elizabeth meets several of his conditions. As the narrative toggles between the present of 1941–42 and the past, shortly before Jacqueline disappeared, Elizabeth is forced to make dreadful choices, leading to a pulse-pounding climax. Fleischmann proves to be an author to watch on the literary-thriller scene. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Raymond Fleischmann received his MFA from Ohio State University, and he&;s earned scholarships and fellowships from Richard Hugo House, the Sewanee Writers&; Conference, and others. He lives in Indiana with his wife and three daughters. How Quickly She Disappears is his first novel.

Subject: Twin sisters > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Women > Crimes against > Fiction.
Alaska > Fiction.
FICTION / Suspense.
FICTION / Crime.
FICTION / Literary.
Missing persons.
Twin sisters.
Women > Crimes against.
Alaska.
Genre: Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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