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Nobody Is Ever Missing, a Novel

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Catherine Lacey talks about her novel Nobody Is Ever Missing, about a young woman who takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. As her husband scrambles to figure out what happened to her, she sets off on an adventure—hitchhiking, being swept into the lives of strangers, and sleeping in fields, forests, and public parks.

 

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Catherine Lacey

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Comments [3]

Mary from Westchester

Possums were imported to NZ from Australia (why, I can't recall, possibly to be hunted). They have no indigenous predators. An NZ naturalist said (correct, I don't know) that one possum can eat the leaves of one tree overnight. They are seen as a major threat to the ecosystem in New Zealand.

Jul. 09 2014 01:26 PM
allstonian from Boston

American opossums (as would be seen in Brooklyn) may be marsupials, but they are completely unlike and unrelated to Australian/Zew Zealander possums.

Jul. 09 2014 01:21 PM

LEONARD: You are confusing our North American opossum (_Didelphis virginianus_) with the wide variety of Australasian possums, many of which are more gracile.

Jul. 09 2014 01:21 PM

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