Alix Ohlin The Missing Person

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The Missing Person

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When art history grad student Lynn Fleming finds out that Wylie, her younger brother, has disappeared, she reluctantly leaves New York and returns to the dusty Albuquerque of her youth. What she finds when she arrives is more unsettling and frustrating than she could have predicted. Wylie is nowhere to be found, not in the tiny apartment he shares with a grungy band of eco-warriors, or lingering close to his suspiciously well-maintained Caprice. As Wylie continues to evade her, Lynn becomes certain that Angus, one of her brother’s environmental cohorts, must know more than he is revealing. What follows is a tale of ecological warfare, bending sensibilities, and familial surprises as Lynn searches for her missing person.

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A powerful debut set in New Mexico over a long hot summer of surprises and discoveries.
Lynn Fleming happily abandoned dusty Albuquerque to study art history in New York, but when her younger brother disappears she reluctantly answers their mother's summons and returns home. Although she soon finds Wylie among the eco-warriors for whom he's a philosopher king, she begins to realize how much else is still missing. Her memories of her late cherished father are compromised by her mother's relationship with a married man. And her fascination with two paintings her father left behind leads her to question everything she'd believed about her parents' marriage and, by extension, her own behavior. Meanwhile, her attempt to regain Wylie's affection is unsettled by her affair with one of his cohorts, even as the pranks they play-in order to protect the landscape they see being violated all around them-grow increasingly serious and then spiral out of control, putting everyone at risk.
A story of homecoming and coming-of-age, of convictions shaken and regained, of unspeakable loss and hard-won reconciliation, "The Missing Person is funny and piercing throughout, a brilliant beginning to a bright new career.

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Alix Ohlin was born in Montreal and studied at Harvard University and the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, TX. Her fiction has been selected for Best New American Voices 2004 and Best American Short Stories 2005. She has received awards and fellowships from the Atlantic Monthly, the Sewanee Writers Conference, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, and teaches at Lafayette College.

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