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The Resource The Little Friend

The Little Friend

Label
The Little Friend
Title
The Little Friend
Statement of responsibility
Donna Tartt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The second novel by Donna Tartt, bestselling author of The Goldfinch (winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize), The Little Friend is a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother's Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents' yard. Twelve years later Robin's murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin's sister Harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson—sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town's rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family's history of loss. Filled with hairpin turns of plot and "a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens" (The New York Times Book Review), The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent
Summary
Growing up in a small Mississippi town in a family haunted by the murder of her brother, Robin, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes lives in a world of her imagination, until, at the age of twelve, she decides to find Robin's murderer and exact her revenge
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Tartt, Donna
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Little Friend
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307873484
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Little Friend
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307873484
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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