The Resource Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans, (ebook)

Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans, (ebook)

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Crooked heart : a novel
Title
Crooked heart
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lissa Evans
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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--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge--a thirty-six-year old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel'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's provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs--and what she's never had--is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she'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--and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all. . .
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Evans, Lissa
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6105.V35
LC item number
C76 2015eb
Literary form
novels
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  • Orphans
  • Widows
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Label
Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780062364852
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  • other
  • remote
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BF31A63E-D5DE-400E-A9A1-DB47F4F3B801
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  • ocn914905132
  • (OCoLC)914905132
Label
Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062364852
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
BF31A63E-D5DE-400E-A9A1-DB47F4F3B801
System control number
  • ocn914905132
  • (OCoLC)914905132

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