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A Crime in the Neighborhood

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Publisher Comments:

An auspicious debut novel by a young writer who will remind readers of Anne Lamott and Anne Tyler

Crime in the Neighborhood centers on a headline event-- the molestation and murder of a twelve-year-old boy in a Washington, D.C., suburb. At the time of the murder, 1973, Marsha was nine years old and as an adult she still remembers that summer as a time when murder and her own family's upheaval were intertwined. Everyone, it seemed to Marsha at the time, was committing crimes. Her father deserted his family to take up with her mother's younger sister. Her teenage brother and sister were smoking and shoplifting, and her mother was "flirting" with Mr. Green, the new next-door neighbor. Even the president of the United States seemed to be a crook. But it is Marsha's own suspicions about who committed this crime that has the town up in arms and reveals what happens when fear runs wild.

Synopsis:

1973: As her community focuses on the murder/molestation of a 12-year-old boy, it seems to young Marcia that everyone is committing some kind of crime: her father who has deserted them; her shoplifting siblings--even the president of the United States!

About the Author

Suzanne Berne is a writer whose reviews and fiction have appeared in many newspapers and journals. A faculty member of the Harvard University Extension School and the Radcliffe Seminars, she lives with her family in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805055801
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Berne, Suzanne
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Washington Metropolitan Area Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Crime -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Child witnesses -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980715
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.64x5.04x.79 in. .52 lbs.

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