The Missing Person #2020

The Missing Person By Alix Ohlin The Missing Person When art history grad student Lynn Fleming finds out that Wylie her younger brother has disappeared she reluctantly leaves New York and returns to the dusty Albuquerque of her youth What she finds
  • Title: The Missing Person
  • Author: Alix Ohlin
  • ISBN: 9781400031382
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Missing Person By Alix Ohlin
    The Missing Person By Alix Ohlin When art history grad student Lynn Fleming finds out that Wylie, her younger brother, has disappeared, she reluctantly leaves New York and returns to the dusty Albuquerque of her youth What she finds when she arrives is unsettling and frustrating than she could have predicted Wylie is nowhere to be found, not in the tiny apartment he shares with a grungy band of ecoWhen art history grad student Lynn Fleming finds out that Wylie, her younger brother, has disappeared, she reluctantly leaves New York and returns to the dusty Albuquerque of her youth What she finds when she arrives is unsettling and frustrating than she could have predicted Wylie is nowhere to be found, not in the tiny apartment he shares with a grungy band of eco warriors, or lingering close to his suspiciously well maintained Caprice As Wylie continues to evade her, Lynn becomes certain that Angus, one of her brother s environmental cohorts, must know than he is revealing What follows is a tale of ecological warfare, bending sensibilities, and familial surprises as Lynn searches for her missing person.
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    About “Alix Ohlin

    • Alix Ohlin

      Alix Ohlin is the author of The Missing Person, a novel Babylon and Other Stories and Signs and Wonders, a new collection Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best New American Voices, and on public radio s Selected Shorts She lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, where she teaches at Lafayette College.

    551 thoughts on “The Missing Person

    • Alix Ohlin studied at the Michener Center, which is what drew me to this novel.I had a hard time buying the characters ideologies That is, I didn t believe that they were the characters as opposed to the author s, which made me contemplate that very aspect of good fiction What is it that makes us believe in the beliefs of the characters, as separate from the author It s a critical question, and mastering it is in my opinion critical to the success of any text Though Ohlin didn t convince me of h [...]


    • This is a must read My friend Alix wrote it, and it is a great book especially for all you eco terrorists out there although you may be disappointed This novel should have gotten a lot attention than it did Pull out the hankies, people.


    • I rate this book a 3 1 2 It was an interesting story, well written but it wasn t the best I have read It may be because the characters weren t really fleshed out and many questions unanswered When I was near the end, I wondered how the story would get wrapped up with so few pages, but I did like the way it ended.


    • I was browsing the bookshelves of the Albuquerque Public Library when I stumbled across The Missing Person After reading the synopsis and discovering that the book takes place in Albuquerque, I decided to give it a try.Most of the novel focuses on the dynamics of relationships as observed by Lynn, an Albuquerque transplant attending graduate school in New York After returning home for a long stint, she finds herself amidst her mother having an affair with a married man, a brother whose world rev [...]


    • Wonderful debut coming of age novel about an art history major from New Mexico who returns from New York, her dissertation stalled, and confronts a whole host of demons, from her unresolved grief over her father s death, her uneasy relationship with her mother, the distance that has evolved between herself and her only sibling, her brother Wylie Some just brilliant writing here, as in this passage There was a kind of elaborate diplomacy between us Actually, I thought, we could have used some for [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book I didn t want to stop for sleep, which is always a good sign It is so much like a mystery, but it is also a family drama Environmentalism is also a theme, or maybe just a plot device.The evolution of Lynn s view of her family, her past, and her present progresses beautifully and believably I would have enjoyed even a longer version of the evolution, but it is fine as is I think this is a debut novel Well, well I was impressed The author has a good voice, if that s the [...]


    • When a grad student struggling to write her art history dissertation is beckoned home from NYC to New Mexico to deal with her brother, an eco activist, wacky adventures ensue OK, not exactly she falls for one of her brother s cohort, becomes fascinated by two paintings bought by her late father, and has to deal with her mother s affair with a married man The story was ok, but there was absolutely no closure and things got pretty unbelievable toward the end anyway OK, I guess I ll give this one a [...]


    • The Missing Person is such a well picked title for this book The Missing Person could refer to so many things the narrator s brother who disappears, but only for a short while the narrator herself, who misses people like her father the mysterious painter and even all of us, who are missing things in our lives.This is a fairly simple book, but it has layers to it that make it almost beautiful while reading Best of all, the author doesn t find it necessary to talk above you to make herself feel su [...]


    • This book was okay I enjoyed reading it until the end I thought it really just fell flat at then end There wasn t any resolution with any of the plot points she set up Like how her father ended up with the Eva Kent paintings I thought she made a big enough deal about this that there should ve been a much better payoff in the end And all the characters go back to the way they were in the beginning of the book No major changes So what the hell did I read all those pages for Riddle me that Alix Ohl [...]


    • I read this book about nine years ago and lost track of it a few years later, unable to recall the correct title or author but wanting to re read it I searched art grad student, eccoterrorism, but mistakenly Arizona instead of Albuquerque Thanks to AbeBooks members for help in tracking this down, it was wonderful to revisit this contemporary story of searching and redefining.


    • this one is an entertaining summer beach read, but i wouldn t call it pop fiction the author definitely has lofty aspirations, but her writing is a bit fumbly it will keep you engaged, despite certain cringe worthy passages.


    • I struggled to get through this book I wanted to know what happened, but I felt like the plot dragged a lot And when I got to the end, there wasn t really any closure I thought the plot sounded interested on the dust jacket, but that s where it ended




    • Beautifully written and super visual The narrator, and all the characters, are likable and believable Definitely going to read stuff by Alix Ohlin.




    • I tried to like it, waiting to get excited, drawn in, until the very last pages, but was left bored and unsure the why I read it in the first place.


    • Ohlin s descriptions of New Mexico only validate my own belief that hot and dry is a bad climatic situation.


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