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Lullabies for Little Criminals - A Novel

Heather O'Neill

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Miriam McDonald

Length:

9h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

21:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:16:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:25