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The Resource Lullabies for little criminals : a novel, Heather O'Neill

Lullabies for little criminals : a novel, Heather O'Neill

Label
Lullabies for little criminals : a novel
Title
Lullabies for little criminals
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Heather O'Neill
Title variation
Lullabies for little criminals
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Heather O'Neill's first novel is a story of a young life on the streets - and the strength, wits, and luck necessary for survival." "At thirteen, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a charismatic and dangerous local pimp who runs an army of sad, slavishly devoted girls - a volatile situation even the normally oblivious Jules cannot ignore. And when an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone."--Jacket
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Baby lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a dangerous local pimp. When an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
149076
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
816/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS8779 N444L8 2006
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Lullabies for little criminals : a novel, Heather O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm64442933
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
330, 16 pages
Isbn
9780060875077
Lccn
2006040069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)64442933
Label
Lullabies for little criminals : a novel, Heather O'Neill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm64442933
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
330, 16 pages
Isbn
9780060875077
Lccn
2006040069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)64442933

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