Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: October 19, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 030787348X
ISBN - 13: 9780307873484
From the Publisher
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.