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Author Name:    GLODEK, Geraldine.

Title:   Missing Portrait. Paperback.

Publisher:    Echolocation Press, Dartmouth, 2011, ISBN:9780987756510 

Seller ID:   107787

GLODEK, Geraldine. The Missing Portrait. Dartmouth, NS: Echolocation Press,(2011). Pp. (10),3-201,(1). 8vo, illustrated grey and white card covers, b lack lettering to front cover, white lettering to spine. "Five wealthy men,buddies since childhood, get together in Maine to drink and have a looka t a young woman one of them had spotted ona visit ther before. Staring into the lounge of the Maint Hotel for Women in Transition, the men are fascinated with the shabby redhead. If not so colossal, she could pass for Mary Frances MacDonald from their home town in Pennsylvania, a miner's kid none of these men can forget. In the 1960s, these five were teens whose families had made it into businesses and out ofthe mines and factories their immigrantancestors had toiled in. They paraded the streets like prizes. Girls whose parents still earned a living with their hands were urged to better themse lves by landing boys like them. Tim Giovannini, son of a wealthy car dealer, confident of the privileges his family's status entitled him to, cruised around for opportunities to get pretty young hopefuls in the back seat of one of his father's cars. Now forty-five, Tim pretends not to be interested in this shabby Mary Frances look-alike in Maine. But learning that Mary Frances has returned home from the Navy to plead at churches, bars, governmentrecord s officies -- everywhere -- for any information on the infant she g ave up at sixteen, heprivately delights to imagine the horror on her face if her long-lost child should turn out to be some lowlife like the one in that hotel lounge." -from the rear cover. Very good. 9.00


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