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.