Lullabies For Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill audiobook

Lullabies For Little Criminals

By Heather O'Neill
Foreword read by Heather O'Neill
Read by Miriam McDonald

HarperCollins, HarperCollins Publishers 9780062468475
9.02 Hours 1
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Heather O'Neill dazzles with a first novel of extraordinary prescience and power, a subtly understated yet searingly effective story of a young life on the streets - and the strength, wits, and luck necessary for survival. At 13, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a charismatic and dangerous local pimp who runs an army of sad, slavishly devoted girls - a volatile situation even the normally oblivious Jules cannot ignore. And when an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone.  

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2007 Canada Reads Competition

Finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction

Finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award

Heather O'Neill dazzles with a first novel of extraordinary prescience and power, a subtly understated yet searingly effective story of a young life on the streets - and the strength, wits, and luck necessary for survival. At 13, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a charismatic and dangerous local pimp who runs an army of sad, slavishly devoted girls - a volatile situation even the normally oblivious Jules cannot ignore. And when an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone.

 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A vivid portrait of life on skid row.” People
“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
“Baby’s precocious introspection feels pitch perfect…Tear-jerkingly effective.” Publishers Weekly
“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

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Author

Author Bio: Heather O’Neill

Author Bio: Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neill is a novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. Her work, which includes Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, and Daydreams of Angels, has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in two consecutive years, and has won CBC Canada Reads, the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and the Danuta Gleed Award. Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there today with her daughter.

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Author Bio: Heather O'Neill

Author Bio: Heather O'Neill

Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short story writer, screenwriter, and essayist. Her prize-winning debut novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals, was published in 2006 to international critical acclaim. Her novel, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, and the short story collection, Daydreams of Angels, were shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in consecutive years. The collection was also shortlisted for the Paragraphe Hugh McLennan Prize for Fiction.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English