A Child's Book of True Crime

A Child's Book of True Crime

by Chloe Hooper
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A Child's Book of True Crime by Chloe Hooper

In what "The New York Times" calls "a striking, ambitious first novel" Hooper brilliantly portrays a young woman reluctant to conform to the world of adults. Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted fourth grader, whose disturbing drawings may foretell her future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743225137
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 04/08/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,304,009
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Chloe Hooper was born in Melbourne in 1973. She was educated at the University of Melbourne and as a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, New York. Her first novel, A Child’s Book of True Crime, was a New York Times Notable Book and short-listed for the Orange Prize. She lives in Australia.

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Child's Book of True Crime 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sugarpy18 More than 1 year ago
When first reading about this book I thought I'd like it a lot but when I read it I was sorely disappointed. It's very hard to like the main character who is having an affair with a married man whose son is one of her students. Yes she's trying to be the best teacher to her students but she really does fail as a person when she equates an old murder with her own life and thinks her lover's wife is out to get her. She thinks she'd be a better parent to the couple's child but she doesn't see that she herself is not a good role model.
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