Title Profile & Character Information

The Deep End of the Ocean

Annotation
""Watch your brother," says Beth Cappadora to her seven-year-old son, Vincent. She's checking in at her high school reunion in Chicago. Even with a hotel clerk who is, in Beth's estimation, slower than weight loss, it's not more than five minutes before she turns again and asks, "Where's Ben?"" "It's the moment every mother dreads. Three-year-old Ben is gone. And no one can find him." "Despite a police search that will turn into a nation-wide obsession, Ben has vanished, seemingly without a trace. His disappearance will leave Beth frozen on a knife-edge of suppressed agony for nine years and drive a shattering wedge through her marriage to Pat - who, though he is a man of consummate kindness, can do nothing to bring his boy back. It will transform their other son, Vincent, into a delinquent who courts danger in an attempt to break the bell jar of silence that surrounds the whole Cappadora family." "Then, just after the Cappadoras move back to Chicago to help start a family restaurant, something so unexpected happens, it changes everything that once seemed true or possible. And perhaps, only perhaps, it will give Beth what she thought was gone forever: a reason to live."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1996  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameCappadora, Beth
GendersFemale
 Female
TraitsMother
Mother

NameCappadora, Vincent
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsStudent
 Student

GenreDomestic
Suspense
Psychological
Fiction
TopicsMissing children
Kidnapping
Family relationships
Siblings
Hope
Life changes
Family tragedy
Guilt
Motherhood
Loss
Redemption
Missing children
Kidnapping
Family relationships
Siblings
Hope
Life changes
Family tragedy
Guilt
Motherhood
Loss
Redemption
SettingChicago, Illinois
Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Illinois