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This is an auction for THE LITTLE FRIEND by Donna Tartt.

"It has been a decade since Tartt blazed forth with The Secret History, but it was worth the wait. Set in small-town Mississippi, her new work centers on the family of Harriet Cleve, shattered forever after the murder by hanging of Harriet's nine-year-old brother, Robin, when Harriet was still a baby. Harriet's mother has withdrawn, her father has left town and Harriet and sister Allison are essentially raised by their grandmother, Edie, and a gaggle of aunts. Harriet grows up a precocious child who at age 12 determines that she will finally uncover her brother's murderer. Whether or not she solves the crime is hardly the point; what matters here is the writing - dense, luscious, and exact - and Tartt's ability to reconstruct the life of this family in vivid detail. Highly recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

"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. Tart'ts writing is gorgeous, fluent, visual."
- The Times (London)

"Languidly atmospheric... psychologically acute. A novel that takes you somewhere worth going."
- The New Yorker

"A terrific story. . . . Tartt etches each of these characters with indelible assurance."
- Newsweek

Large format (trade) paperback 2002.

555 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please. seven days, please.
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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