Sunday, July 3, 2016

"Missing, Presumed"

Susie Steiner is a former Guardian journalist. She was a commissioning editor for that paper for eleven years and prior to that worked for The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and the Evening Standard. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

Steiner applied the Page 69 Test to Missing, Presumed, her second novel, and reported the following:
On page 69, Helena has come out of her police interview and is struggling to see as bright low winter sun hits her eyes and flashes off the car roofs like knives. In part, this description comes from my own experience of having terrible eyesight and of my vision being a confusion, rather than clear. But not 'seeing clearly' is a motif in the novel, to express characters acting blindly or evading the truth.
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