- Explore more great deals on thousands of titles in our Deals in Books store.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Disappearances: A Novel Paperback – Bargain Price, March 29, 2006
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
From the Publisher
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
One part Beat, one part magical realsim, one part historical fiction. All this (and more) combined with an engaging writing style that keeps the pages turning. More than any other book, I felt completly satisfied at the end. Every word sits gently in my memory, so that I won't need to re-read it for a while. It now sits on the shelf in the company of 'The Dharma Bums' and 'Sometimes a Great Notion'.
I'm curious because of the praise heaped on it. To say that this is an adventure story "about" Vermont is like saying that The Odyssey is an adventure story "about" Greece. True enough I suppose, as far as it goes, but that doesn't really capture it now does it? The parallels between these narratives ends there. The action strays too far from the possible for it to be anything but fantasy, but as fantasy, it fails as allegory because it doesn't seem to say anything, well, allegorical. So it's ultimately just a "tall tale" with no redemptive reason for being. Which is okay; it was just not satisfying to me and I kept hoping for more.
As near as I can tell, it's a bildungsroman (a fifty-cent critics' term for "coming of age novel") set around an adventure in 1932, yes, in Vermont. But a bildungsroman, self indulgent though the genre by definition is, usually at least leaves the reader satisfied that there have been some redemptive virtues (or flaws, but changes at any rate) generated over the course of the character's development simply by reason of the events in the story.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I truly appreciate the ease of downloading the book. The book was great reading. I am sure I will revisit the author's writings again.Published 1 month ago by Starryskiii
I have a special affection for the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont, so I looked forward to reading this novel. Read morePublished 6 months ago by bruce r macpherson
Add Mosher to your Bucket list of authors. He writes classics that won't be fully appreciated for another century. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Harry E LaClair III
Interesting story. Reading the book after seeing the movie.Published 16 months ago by Bonnie Ricciardo
Very well written, with vivid details and interesting settings. A completely different story if you want a change of pace from the ordinary whodunnit stories.Published 17 months ago by joan- eye
might as well be a mythic tale of pecos bill or some other mythological characterPublished 19 months ago by Walt Whitefield