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If You Were There: Missing People and the Marks They Leave Behind
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If You Were There: Missing People and the Marks They Leave Behind (Hardback)

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When Francisco Garcia was just seven years old, his father, Christobal, left his family. Unemployed, addicted to drink and drugs, and adrift in life, Christobal decided he would rather disappear altogether than carry on dealing with the problems in front of him. So that's what he did, leaving his young wife and child in the dead of night. He has been missing ever since.





Twenty years on, Francisco is ready to take up the search for answers. Why did this happen and how could it be possible? Where might his father have gone? And is there any reason to hope for a happy reunion? During his journey, which takes him all across Britain and back to his father's homeland of Spain, Francisco tells the stories of those he meets along the way: the police investigators; the charity employees and volunteers; the once missing and those perilously at risk around us; the families, friends and all those left behind.





If You Were There is the moving and affecting story of one man's search for his lost family, an urgent document of where we are now and a powerful, timeless reminder of our responsibility to others.

BiographyMemoirsBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories: discovery / historical / scientificPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesCare of the mentally illPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesWelfare & benefit systemsChild welfareTravel & MapsTravel writingClassic travel writing Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 13/05/2021 ISBN-13: 9780008412159  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Francisco Garcia is a journalist and writer, specialising in true crime and internet subcultures. He has written for publications such as Vice, i-D, Dazed, Time Out and the Guardian. If You Were There is his first book.

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