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    DescriptionBestselling author Donna Tartt returns with 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.


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    Title
    The Little Friend
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donna Tartt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400031696
    ISBN 10: 1400031699
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    LC classification: PS3570.A65
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC030000
    LC classification: PS3570.A657 L58 2003
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    28 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Donna Tartt is a novelist, essayist, and critic. The Secret History has been translated into twenty-four languages and is available in hardcover from Knopf.
    Review quote
    """The Little Friend seems destined to become a special kind of classic. . . .It grips you like a fairy tale, but denies you the consoling assurance that it's all just make-believe.""--The New York Times Book Review " "At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, The Little Friend is most surprising when it is edge of the seat scary." --"USA Today ""Harriet [is] one of the most engaging and rounded characters you are likely to find...Tartt's writing: gorgeous, fluent, visual." --"The Times" (London) "Languidly atmospheric... psychologically acute.... A rich novel that takes you somewhere worth going." --"The New Yorker " "A terrific story. . . . Tartt etches each of these characters with indelible assurance." -"Newsweek "
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    Bestselling author Donna Tartt returns with 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.