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A Child's Book of True Crime
 

A Child's Book of True Crime (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

By Hooper, Chloe
Read by Hosking, Kate

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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 ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781743103364
Barcode 9781743103364
Published 1 January 2012 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781743103364
ISBN-10 1743103360
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda Audio Books
Publication Date 1 January 2012
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Hooper, Chloe
Read by Hosking, Kate
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.1;364.1
Catalogue Code 826702

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Description of this Book

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? Isshe 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?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Orange Prize for Fiction 2002
NZ Review Funny, edgy and sparky as sherbet, Hooper's novel lingers in the mind with all the sweetness and menace of childhood itself. -- The Independent A striking, ambitious first novel...Hooper forces open her material so that it resonates beyond belief and she does this with...curiosity and instinctive grace. -- The New York Times Book Review Ironic, moving, full of keen perceptions and striking sentences...a tour de force. -- The Wall Street Journal

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Author's Bio

Chloe Hooper was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1973. She was educated at the University of Melbourne and as a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, New York. Her first novel, A Child's Book of True Crime, was a New York Times Notable Book, and short-listed for the Orange Prize. Chloe Hooper won a Walkley Award for her writing on the inquest into the death of Cameron Doomadgee, published in The Monthly and internationally. Her first novel, A Child's Book of True Crime, was critically acclaimed around the world. Chloe's most recent book, The Tall Man, won the 2009 New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the 2009 ABIA General Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award. She lives in Melbourne. Kate Hosking is an Australian performer who has been narrating audiobooks for over 20 years. Her titles range from teenage fiction to adult non-fiction and everything in between. She is a musician, theatre performer and educator.

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