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Lullabies for Little Criminals Paperback – 1 Oct 2006

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  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Perennial (1 October 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060875070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060875077
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
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A vivid portrait of life on skid row. --"People""

This is a beautiful book, all the more remarkable because its harrowing tale is (virtuosically) told without a trace of self-pity or bathos. There are phrases in here that will make you laugh out loud, and others that will stop your heart. A definite triumph. --David Rakoff, author of "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish""

A poignant tale . O Neill brings the setting to life. --"OK!," five stars"

A nuanced, endearing coming-of-age novel you won t want to miss. --"Quill & Quire" (Canada)"

Vivid and poignant.... A deeply moving and troubling novel. --"Independent" (London)"

O Neill is a tragicomedienne par excellence . You will not want to miss this tender depiction of some very mean streets. --"Montreal Review of Books""

O Neill somehow infuses her troubling story with a kind of heartbreaking innocence . She is a wonderful stylist and the voice she has created for Baby is original and altogether captivating. --"Booklist""

A winsome debut novel. --"Kirkus""

Baby s precocious introspection feels pitch perfect.... Tear-jerkingly effective. --"Publishers Weekly""

Dreamy prose.... Baby s unique voice and the glimmer of hope provided by her intelligence and imaginative spirit live on in the mind long after you have closed the book. --"Waterstones Books Quarterly" (London)"

From the Back Cover

Heather O’Neill’s critically acclaimed debut novel, with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its ten-year anniversary

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 thing. 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—and what the johns don’t take he covets for himself. If Baby cannot learn to become her own salvation, his dark world threatens to claim her, body and soul.

Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her thirteen-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather O’Neill’s debut novel blew readers away when it was first published ten years ago. Now it’s 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.

Featuring a new introduction from the author

CBC Canada reads winner, Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction winner, Orange Prize for Fiction finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award finalist, International Impac Dublin Literary Award finalist

Praise for Lullabies for Little Criminals

“A vivid portrait of life on skid row.”—People

“A nuanced, endearing coming-of-age novel you won’t want to miss.”—Quill And Quire

“Vivid and poignant. . . . A deeply moving and troubling novel.”—The Independent (London)

“O’Neill is a tragicomedienne par excellence. . . . You will not want to miss this tender depiction of some very mean streets.”—Montreal Review of Books


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