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A Child's Book of True Crime

A Child's Book of True Crime (Paperback)

By Hooper, Chloe

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In a small town near Port Arthur in Tasmania in the mid-nineties, Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted student. Kate becomes fixated on the unsolved crime of passion that occurred years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present... read full description below.

ISBN 9781740512084
Barcode 9781740512084
Published 1 November 2002 by Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781740512084
ISBN-10 1740512081
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage (Australia)
Publication Date 1 November 2002
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hooper, Chloe
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 207g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

'Quietly, I closed the classroom door. I bent to lock it, and a shudder ran through me. In the door's olive paintwork, two words were now scratched in a maniac's hand: I Know.' In a small town near Port Arthur in Tasmania in the mid-nineties, Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted student. As the young teacher's sexual life is awakened by the father in scenes of escalating eroticism, the guilt she feels towards the son is compounded. Meanwhile, Veronica, her lover's wife, has just published Murder At Black Swan Point , a true crime book about the brutal slaying of a young adulteress some years before, set in a nearby town. Kate becomes fixated on the unsolved crime of passion that occurred years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present. Is it her imagination, or is someone stalking her? Is she caught playing a game where she no longer knows the rules? Has her obsession with the crime aligned her fate with that of the murdered adulteress? Chilling, erotic and rivetingly suspenseful, A Child's Book Of True Crime marks the arrival of a powerful and startlingly original new voice.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2003 -- Short-listed for Sisters in Crime's Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel 2003 -- Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2002

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Author's Bio

Chloe Hooper was born in 1973 and educated at the University of Melbourne and Columbia University New York, where she studied creative writing. A CHILD'S BOOK OF TRUE CRIME is her first novel. Chloe lives in Melbourne.

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