Alexandra, Gone is sadly beautiful. It is the story of four people who get trapped in an elevator and end up coming together because of the missing Alex. Jane had lost all contact with Alex after Alex went away to college while Jane stayed home to raise her son. So it was quite the shock to see her old friend's face on the missing poster. (This is a truly great scene. Jane has a panic attack on the stopped elevator so Tom tries to make a poster resemble a paper bag for Jane to breathe into.) From there Tom, Jane, and the other two (Jane's sister Elle and a woman who offers her website services) form bonds as they search for Alex. But there's more than just the search for Alex as each of the three women have their own issues and Tom struggles through life without his wife. By the end I had shed a few tears for these deeply moving characters. I am particularly haunted by an early childhood memory of Elle's.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Downtown Press.
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