The Child in TimeBook - 2014
Stephen Lewis' three-year-old daughter is snatched from a supermarket. Following several months of frantic searching, Stephen, a British writer of children's books, breaks down. His wife leaves him, and his single activity is his attendance at the weekly meetings of a subcommittee of the Official Commission on Child Care. But this is not really a missing-child novel. It is more about the relationship between childhood and adulthood and our search for the child in us all. This theme is manifest in the absurd and ultimately useless work of the commission, in a vision Stephen has of his parents before their marriage, and in the demise of Stephen's best friend a public figure within whom the adult side and the child side are at war. Beautifully written, this novel is at once sad, wryly humorous, and full of hope.
Publisher: Toronto :, Vintage Canada,, 2014
Edition: Vintage Canada edition
Description: 245 pages ; 21 cm
Branch Call Number: McEw