Narrated from both the mother's and daughter's perspective, a compelling memoir describes the life of a teenage runaway; her mother's journey into the dark and sinister underbelly of drugs, pimps, and violence to find and rescue her daughter; and the daughter's struggle back to life in a harsh-but-loving boot camp school in which she overcame self-hatred and depression to find herself.
In powerful parallel stories, mother and daughter give mesmerizing first-person accounts of the nightmare that shattered their family and the amazing journey they took to find their way back to each other. Claire Fontaine's relentless cross-country search for her missing child and ultimate decision to force her into treatment in Eastern Europe is a gripping tale of dead ends, painful revelations, and, at times, miracles. Mia Fontaine describes her refuge in the seedy underworld of felons and addicts as well as the jarring shock of the extreme, if loving, school that enabled her to overcome depression and self-loathing. Both women detail their remarkable process of self-examination and healing with humor and unsparing honesty.
Come Back is an unforgettable true story of love and transformation that will resonate with mothers and daughters everywhere.