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Lost and Found

A Novel

by Carolyn Parkhurst

Lost and Found
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  • First Published:
    Jun 2006, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Jul 2007, 320 pages

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A thoroughly enjoyable journey from its enticing start to its completely satisfying ending. Novel

From it's happy yellow cover with brightly colored parrots peering from all corners*, to the poignant, albeit arguably predictable conclusion, Lost and Found offers intelligent light reading for the beach, your daily commute (so long as someone else is doing the driving!) or any other place you might find yourself in the coming months. Its short chapters, each narrated by a different contestant, make it particularly easy to dip in and out of.

Although there are 12 pairs of contestants at the start of the game we only get to know a handful of these in any depth. There's the two former child stars who've spent their lives under the spotlight and see the reality show as their last best hope for returning to some modicum of stardom; there's the deeply troubled couple known to everyone but themselves as Team Brimstone, who are on a mission to tell the world how "the ...

Sadly, the parrots that graced the hardcover have been replaced by a picture of two women and a suitcase in the paperback version - less eye-catching but presumably thought to be more appealing to the target audience.

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