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The Resource Sharp objects : a novel, Gillian Flynn

Sharp objects : a novel, Gillian Flynn

Label
Sharp objects : a novel
Title
Sharp objects
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Flynn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory. As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims -- a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming
Summary
Returning to her hometown after a long absence to investigate the murders of two girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic half-sister as she works to uncover the truth about the killings
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, 2007.
  • New Blood Dagger Award, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
147684
Cataloging source
IHI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flynn, Gillian
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.L935
LC item number
S53 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Girls
  • Murder
  • Self-mutilation
  • Homecoming
  • Psychic trauma in children
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Missouri
Target audience
adult
Label
Sharp objects : a novel, Gillian Flynn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780307341556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 808743680
  • (OCoLC)808743680
Label
Sharp objects : a novel, Gillian Flynn
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780307341556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 808743680
  • (OCoLC)808743680

Library Locations

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      37.377573 -76.770995
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