logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Little Friend - Donna Tartt
The Little Friend
by: (author)
2.71 35
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... show more
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.
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679439387 (0679439382)
ASIN: 679439382
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
3.0 The Little Friend
I was beginning to think I'd never see the end of this book. This is the third book I've read by Donna Tartt and I'm sad to say it's my least favorite. Definitely not up to par with The Secret History and The Goldfinch both of which I thought were excellent. This story takes place in Mississippi ...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
2.0 Review to come...
Busy with birthdays, but this review will be up as soon as all these kids stop celebrating their existence. (My son's b-day is today, and my daughter's is on the 7th). Yep. I'm broke.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, published-2002 So, *faux yawn* they made Snakes on a Plane - if it were bad 'n' ugly snake action folks were missing in their lives, they should of stayed home and read this instead. *shudder* The narrative takes place in Mississippi in the late 1970s, but the cen...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 The Little Friend
Worth reading.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 The Little Friend
Worth reading.
Other editions (25)
Books by Donna Tartt
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?