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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 One Boy Missing
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'It was a butcher on smoko who reported the man stashing the kid in the car boot. He didn't really know whether he'd seen anything at all, though. Maybe an abduction? Maybe just a stressed-out father.

'Detective Bart Moy, newly returned to the country town where his ailing, cantankerous father still lives, finds nothing. As far as he can tell no one in Guilderton is missing a small boy. Still, he looks deeper into the butcher's story—after all, he had a son of his own once.

'But when the boy does turn up, silent, apparently traumatised, things are no clearer. Who is he? Where did he come from and what happened to him?

'For Moy, gaining the boy's trust becomes central not just to the case but to rebuilding his own life. From the wreckage of his grief, his dead marriage and his fractured relationship with his father may yet come a chance for something new.

'A mystery, a meditation on fatherhood, a harrowing examination of love and loss: a new departure in literary crime from Stephen Orr.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2014 .
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      Extent: 283p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 29 January 2014
      ISBN: 9781922147271

Works about this Work

Review : One Boy Missing Jenny Summerville , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2014; (p. 43)

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 January 2014; (p. 24)

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
The Missing David Whish-Wilson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
Characters in Search of Salvation Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 February 2014; (p. 18)

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
Small-Town Mentality Woe in the Wheatbelt Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 February 2014; (p. 33) The Age , 8 February 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
Review : One Boy Missing Viki Dun , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , October vol. 93 no. 2 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
Small-Town Mentality Woe in the Wheatbelt Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 February 2014; (p. 33) The Age , 8 February 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
Characters in Search of Salvation Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 February 2014; (p. 18)

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
The Missing David Whish-Wilson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 January 2014; (p. 24)

— Review of One Boy Missing Stephen Orr , 2014 single work novel
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