Day 49: The Missing Final Chapter of The Year of Fog
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For fans of THE YEAR OF FOG, the international bestseller about memory, obsession, and one woman's search for a missing child. Day 49 is the novel's original ending, which was left on the editing room floor just weeks before the book went to press. SPOILER ALERT: only read this chapter if you've already finished the book! More
Praise for The Year of Fog:
"A page-turner with a philosophical bent." Booklist
"A mesmerizing novel of loss and grief, hope and redemption, and the endurance of love." Library Journal, starred review
"Impossible to put down." News of the World
"Compulsively readable." The Denver Post
"Gripping: Grade A." The Washington Post
“A harrowing, beautifully written story of a photographer and soon-to-be stepmom whose momentary lapse in attention results in the disappearance of her fiance’s little girl on a foggy beach in San Francisco. What happened to 6-year-old Emma? The answer, and its implications, will keep you on the edge of your beach chair.” Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times.
ABOUT THE YEAR OF FOG
Six-year-old Emma vanished into the thick San Francisco mist. Or into the heaving Pacific. Or somewhere just beyond: to a parking lot, a stranger’s van, or a road with traffic flashing by. Devastated by guilt, haunted by her fears about becoming a stepmother, Abby refuses to believe that Emma is dead. And so she searches her mind for clues about what happened that morning and cannot stop the flood of memories reaching from her own childhood to illuminate that irreversible moment on the beach.
Now, as the days drag into weeks, as the police lose interest and fliers fade on telephone poles, Emma’s father finds solace in his faith, but Abby can only wander the beaches and city streets, attempting to recover the life and the little girl that she lost. With her hope fading and her life at a crossroads, she will leave San Francisco for a country thousands of miles away. And it is there, by the side of another sea, on a journey that has taken her into a strange subculture of wanderers and surfers, that Abby will make the most astounding discovery of all, as the truth of Emma’s disappearance unravels with stunning force.