7.30.2007

Book Review: Lost and Found



Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

I was intrigued by the premise of this novel,from the author of Dogs of Babel, which I read a year or two ago.

Told in alternating points of view, this novel chronicles the worldwide travels of several pairs competing on a game show akin to The Amazing Race - this one involving clues, lots of airports, finding hidden objects and a lot of drama. Some of the characters are quirky and funny, and some are hiding painful secrets - all of which eventually see the light of day (usually in front of the television cameras).

Parkhurst packs a lot into this novel - adoption, homosexuality, new love, the price of fame and more, but does so deftly and engagingly. Her writing is lovely, and I found myself reading long past my bedtime as the chapters kept switching points of view and I got to know all her characters better.

Recommended!

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