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"No matter how close I follow you, I lose you, you lose me.
No matter who I follow, I never get an answer."
A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, nobody can account for what happened in the seven frantic hours before he’s found.
Years later his life seems normal; stable; happy. But something about that day haunts him. Something about that day remains unresolved. And then, he disappears againâ€¦
Colder explores the infinite unknowns surrounding missing persons and the fog of purgatory that engulfs those left behind.
How do you grieve someone’s loss when your only hope is their return?
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Male | 20s | Unspecified
Starts on page 133
EXTRACT: I see a boy. I see a man. I see a man. I see a boy. They are watching me. I know that. Watching me. I turn around and the boy asks the man a question. A question about me. The man and the boy are at places I go to with Mum. Behind windows looking out at me in the next row of seats but I donâ€™t say anything to her. Why should I?
"The story is a chronologically fractured tale, told from multiple perspectives, that charts the emotional consequences of two unexplained disappearances."