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Missing Fay

Adam Thorpe

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

A spirited, restless fourteen-year-old, Fay, goes missing from a Lincoln council estate. Is she a runaway, or a victim – another face on a poster gradually fading with time? The story of her last few days before she vanishes is interwoven with the varied lives of six locals – whether aware or unaware of her presence or absence, all touched in life-changing ways.

Adam Thorpe is one of our finest contemporary writers. Gifted as both a poet and a novelist, he brings his sharp sensitivity to everything he writes. From his outstanding, polyphonic debut novel Ulverton, to Missing Fay, we are presented with great creations of character, place, and writing. A master.

“His new novel is a vibrant ensemble piece unfolding around the disappearance of a teenage girl”  (The Guardian).

“Adam Thorpe’s superb new novel will put this gifted novelist back on the map” (The Times).

Signed at the bookshop in Bath on June 14th, 2017.


  • ISBN 9780224098007
  • Title Missing Fay
  • Author Adam Thorpe
  • Publisher Jonathan Cape
  • Imprint Jonathan Cape
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Friday 6th January 2017
  • Width 14.4cm
  • Height 22.2cm
  • Thickness 3.1cm
  • Weight 477g
  • Number of pages 336

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