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The Resource Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans

Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans

Label
Crooked heart : a novel
Title
Crooked heart
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lissa Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan evacuee. When Noel Bostock<U+2014>aged ten, no family<U+2014>is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge<U+2014>a thirty-six-year old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she<U+2019>s unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel<U+2019>s mourning his godmother Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years, raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war<U+2019>s provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs<U+2014>and what she<U+2019>s never had<U+2014>is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she<U+2019>s a disaster. With Noel, she<U+2019>s a team. Together, they cook up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war<U+2014>and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn<U+2019>t actually safe at all. . .
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NjBwBT
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Evans, Lissa,
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6105.V35
LC item number
C76 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Widows
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Label
Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780062364838
Lccn
bl2015022151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • bl2015022151
  • 1480299
Label
Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780062364838
Lccn
bl2015022151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • bl2015022151
  • 1480299

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