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The Little Friend

Donna Tartt

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Description:

The hugely anticipated new novel by the author of The Secret History-a best-seller nationwide and around the world, and one of the most astonishing debuts in recent times-The Little Friend is even more transfixing and resonant. In a small Mississippi town, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes grows up in the shadow of her brother, who-when she was only a baby-was found hanging dead from a black-tupelo tree in their yard. His killer was never identified, nor has his family, in the years since, recovered from the tragedy. For Harriet, who has grown up largely unsupervised, in a world of her own imagination, her brother is a link to a glorious past she has only heard stories about or glimpsed in photograph albums. Fiercely determined, precocious far beyond her twelve years, and steeped in the adventurous literature of Stevenson, Kipling, and Conan Doyle, she resolves, one summer, to solve the murder and exact her revenge. Harriet's sole ally in this quest, her friend Hely, is devoted to her, but what they soon encounter has nothing to do with child's play: it is dark, adult, and all too menacing. A revelation of familial longing and sorrow, The Little Friend explores crime and punishment, as well as the hidden complications and consequences that hinder the pursuit of truth and justice. A novel of breathtaking ambition and power, it is rich in moral paradox, insights into human frailty, and storytelling brilliance. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:51