The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

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The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

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A novel of creeping horror that resonates with both suggestive psychological complexity and the emotional coloring of an ancient ballad or folktale (Kirkus Reviews).Alone with their authoritarian father on a vast estate where time has stopped, two siblings speak a language and inhabit a surreal universe of their own making, shaped by their reading of philosophy and tales of chivalry. When their father dies and the children set out to bury him, they encounter the inhabitants of the neighboring village, and the pairs cloak of romance and superstition falls away to reveal the appalling truth of their existence.A brilliant, masterful story in which nothing is as it first seems, The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches is a triumph of suspense, linguistic invention, and playfulness that peers into the heart of guilt, cruelty, and violence.Told in the siblings language and in their achingly limited point of view, Little Girl is a novel of suspense in which the tension creeps deliciously slowly over readers. If V. C. Andrews and capital-L Literature had a brainchild, this would be it. Simultaneously chilling and enchanting. School Library JournalSoucy is a master of suspense . . . While the tale becomes more explicit as it progresses, it also becomes more bewitching, more mysteriously pulsating. Le MondeTakes a short time to read and a long time to forget. Toronto StarA magnificent novel, writing that dazzles. Elle (France)The enigmas of the text have a certain surreal beauty and are fantastic in their horror. Booklist
  • Categoría BISAC FIC045020
  • Formato Ebook
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2011
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