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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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Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted pupil, Lucien. Unnervingly, her lover's wife has just published Murder at Black Swan Point, a true crime novel about the brutal slaying of a young adulteress. Suspecting the adult account of Black Swan Point's murd... read full description below.

ISBN 9781784706050
Barcode 9781784706050
Published 26 January 2017 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784706050
ISBN-10 1784706051
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 26 January 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hooper, Chloe
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 171g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women teachers - Fiction, Crimes of passion, Teachers, Tasmania
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted pupil, Lucien. Unnervingly, her lover's wife has just published Murder at Black Swan Point, a true crime novel about the brutal slaying of a young adulteress. Suspecting the adult account of Black Swan Point's murder to be wrong, Kate imagines her own version of the novel, for children, narrated by Australian animals. But has her obsession with the crime aligned her fate with that of the murdered adulteress? Compelled by the lives of her nine-year-old students, Kate is a misfit among their parents. And though, in scenes of escalating eroticism, Lucien's father brings her to life sexually, he does nothing to penetrate her obsession with the past. Kate is fixated on the crime of passion that occurred years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Utterly beguiling Guardian It is difficult to believe that this clever, creepy tale is Chloe Hooper's first novel... Its originality and ambition make it a deeply impressive debut Sunday Telegraph A finely calibrated meditation on a young woman's awakening to her sexual powers and to the violent undercurrents of Australian history Scotland on Sunday Intriguing and resonant... Hooper succeeds where far more seasoned writers often fall short... she forces open her material and she does this with a curiosity and an instinctive grace New York Times Book Review This book will win prizes. It will be made into a film. But most importantly it will enthral millions of people worldwide. A true classic Daily Mirror

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Author's Bio

Chloe Hooper was born in 1973. Her Observer article about the Doomadgee case, 'Island of Lost Souls', was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Media Awards. Her novels include The Tall Man, which won seven major literary awards in Australia and The Engagement, both published by Jonathan Cape.

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