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Like The Lovely Bones and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Cammie McGovern’s breakout novel is at once a hypnotic thriller and an affecting portrait of people as real as our next-door neighbors. In Eye Contact, two children vanish in the woods behind their elementary school. Hours later, nine-year-old Adam is found alive, the sole witness to his playmate’s murder. But because Adam has autism, he is a silent witness. Only his mother, Cara, can help decode his behavior for the police. As the suspense ratchets, Eye Contact becomes a heart-stopping exploration of the bond between a mother and a very special child.

Synopsis:

Adam, a nine-year-old autistic boy, is discovered hiding near the body of his classmate. They had wandered away from the school playground hours earlier, and now Adam is the only witness to an appalling crime. But he can't tell the police what he saw or heard. Barely verbal on the best of days, Adam has retreated into the silent world that Cara, his mother, knows well. With her community in shock and her son unable to help with the investigation, Cara tries to decode the puzzling events. Adam has never broken the rules before, so why did he disappear with the little girl? Cara, a single mother, has devoted her life to opening paths of communication between her son and the outside world. Now, she must interpret the changes in Adam's behavior to help him through the trauma, and to catch a killer.

Synopsis:

Cara, a single mother, has devoted her life to opening paths of communication between her autistic son and the outside world. Now, she must interpret the changes in Adam's behavior to help him through the trauma of a classmate's murder--and to catch a killer.

About the Author

Cammie McGovern was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and has won numerous awards for her short fiction. She is the author of one previous novel, The Art of Seeing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038900
Author:
Mcgovern, Cammie
Publisher:
Penguin Group(CA)
Author:
McGovern, Cammie
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.82x5.12x.60 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Penguin Group(CA) - English 9780143038900 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Adam, a nine-year-old autistic boy, is discovered hiding near the body of his classmate. They had wandered away from the school playground hours earlier, and now Adam is the only witness to an appalling crime. But he can't tell the police what he saw or heard. Barely verbal on the best of days, Adam has retreated into the silent world that Cara, his mother, knows well. With her community in shock and her son unable to help with the investigation, Cara tries to decode the puzzling events. Adam has never broken the rules before, so why did he disappear with the little girl? Cara, a single mother, has devoted her life to opening paths of communication between her son and the outside world. Now, she must interpret the changes in Adam's behavior to help him through the trauma, and to catch a killer.
"Synopsis" by , Cara, a single mother, has devoted her life to opening paths of communication between her autistic son and the outside world. Now, she must interpret the changes in Adam's behavior to help him through the trauma of a classmate's murder--and to catch a killer.
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