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Lullabies for little criminals : a novel, Heather O'Neill, (electronic resource)

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Lullabies for little criminals : a novel
Title
Lullabies for little criminals
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Heather O'Neill
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Language
eng
Summary
A new deluxe edition of the international bestseller by Heather O'Neill, the Giller-shortlisted author of Daydreams of Angels and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, featuring an original foreword from the author, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the coming-of-age story that People describes as "a vivid portrait of life on skid row." Baby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is dead; her father, Jules, is scarcely more than a child himself and is always on the lookout for his next score. Baby knows that "chocolate milk" is Jules' slang for heroin and sees a lot more of that in her house than the real article. But she takes vivid delight in the scrappy bits of happiness and beauty that find their way to her, and moves through the threat of the streets as if she's been choreographed in a dance. Soon, though, a hazard emerges that is bigger than even her hard-won survival skills can handle. Alphonse, the local pimp, has his eye on her for his new girl; he wants her body and soul-and what the johns don't take he covets for himself. At the same time, a tender and naively passionate friendship unfolds with a boy from her class at school, who has no notion of the dark claims on her-which even her father, lost on the nod, cannot totally ignore. Jules consigns her to a stint in juvie hall, and for the moment this perceived betrayal preserves Baby from terrible harm-but after that, her salvation has to be her own invention. Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her thirteen-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather O'Neill's heartbreaking and wholly original debut novel blew readers away when it was first published ten years ago. Now in a new deluxe package it is sure to capture its next decade of readers as Baby picks her pathway along the edge of the abyss to arrive at a place of redemption, and of love
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Midwest
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O'Neill, Heather
Dewey number
813/.6
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Miriam McDonald, with an introduction read by the author
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1987-
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  • McDonald, Miriam
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  • Teenage girls
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Single parents
  • Foster children
  • Foster home care
  • Montrâeal (Quâebec)
  • Motherless families
  • Drug addicts
  • Adolescence
  • Pimps
  • Street life
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Lullabies for little criminals : a novel, Heather O'Neill, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11665334
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MWT11665334
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 02 min.))
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  • electronic
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MWT11665334
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11665334
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Label
Lullabies for little criminals : a novel, Heather O'Neill, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11665334
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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MWT11665334
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 02 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11665334
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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11665334
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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