Lullabies for Little Criminals

A Novel
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(368 Seiten)
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ISBN-13:
9780061856907
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EPUB
Seiten:
368
Autor:
Heather O'Neill
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Adobe Digital Editions
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EPUB
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Heather ONeills critically acclaimed debut novel, with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its ten-year anniversaryBaby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is dead; her father, Jules, is scarcely more than a child himself and is always on the lookout for his next score. Baby knows that chocolate milk is Jules slang for heroin and sees a lot more of that in her house than the real thing. But she takes vivid delight in the scrappy bits of happiness and beauty that find their way to her, and moves through the threat of the streets as if shes been choreographed in a dance.Soon, though, a hazard emerges that is bigger than even her hard-won survival skills can handle. Alphonse, the local pimp, has his eye on her for his new girland what the johns dont take he covets for himself. If Baby cannot learn to become her own salvation, his dark world threatens to claim her, body and soul.Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her thirteen-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather ONeills debut novel blew readers away when it was first published ten years ago. Now its sure to capture its next decade of readers as Baby picks her pathway along the edge of the abyss to arrive at a place of redemption, and of love.Featuring a new introduction from the authorCBC Canada reads winner, Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction winner, Orange Prize for Fiction finalist, Governor Generals Literary Award finalist, International Impac Dublin Literary Award finalistPraise for Lullabies for Little CriminalsA vivid portrait of life on skid row.PeopleA nuanced, endearing coming-of-age novel you wont want to miss.Quill And QuireVivid and poignant. . . . A deeply moving and troubling novel.The Independent (London)ONeill is a tragicomedienne par excellence. . . . You will not want to miss this tender depiction of some very mean streets.Montreal Review of Books
Heather ONeills critically acclaimed debut novel, with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its ten-year anniversaryBaby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is dead; her father, Jules, is scarcely more than a child himself and is always on the lookout for his next score. Baby knows that chocolate milk is Jules slang for heroin and sees a lot more of that in her house than the real thing. But she takes vivid delight in the scrappy bits of happiness and beauty that find their way to her, and moves through the threat of the streets as if shes been choreographed in a dance.Soon, though, a hazard emerges that is bigger than even her hard-won survival skills can handle. Alphonse, the local pimp, has his eye on her for his new girland what the johns dont take he covets for himself. If Baby cannot learn to become her own salvation, his dark world threatens to claim her, body and soul.Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her thirteen-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather ONeills debut novel blew readers away when it was first published ten years ago. Now its sure to capture its next decade of readers as Baby picks her pathway along the edge of the abyss to arrive at a place of redemption, and of love.Featuring a new introduction from the authorCBC Canada reads winner, Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction winner, Orange Prize for Fiction finalist, Governor Generals Literary Award finalist, International Impac Dublin Literary Award finalistPraise for Lullabies for Little CriminalsA vivid portrait of life on skid row.PeopleA nuanced, endearing coming-of-age novel you wont want to miss.Quill And QuireVivid and poignant. . . . A deeply moving and troubling novel.The Independent (London)ONeill is a tragicomedienne par excellence. . . . You will not want to miss this tender depiction of some very mean streets.Montreal Review of Books
Heather O'Neill's critically acclaimed debut novel, with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its ten-year anniversary

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