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Little deaths : a novel

Flint, Emma author.,
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First U.S. edition.

"It's 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone--a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress--wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy's body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home, strangled. Ten days later, Frankie Jr.'s decomposing body is found. Immediately, all fingers point to Ruth. As police investigate the murders, the detritus of Ruth's life is exposed. Seen through the eyes of the cops, the empty bourbon bottles and provocative clothing which litter her apartment, the piles of letters from countless men and Ruth's little black book of phone numbers, make her a drunk, a loose woman--and therefore a bad mother. The lead detective, a strict Catholic who believes women belong in the home, leaps to the obvious conclusion: facing divorce and a custody battle, Malone took her children's lives. Pete Wonicke is a rookie tabloid reporter who finagles an assignment to cover the murders. Determined to make his name in the paper, he begins digging into the case. Pete's interest in the story develops into an obsession with Ruth, and he comes to believe there's something more to the woman whom prosecutors, the press, and the public have painted as a promiscuous femme fatale. Did Ruth Malone violently kill her own children, is she a victim of circumstance--or is there something more sinister at play? Inspired by a true story, Little Deaths, like celebrated novels by Sarah Waters and Megan Abbott, is compelling literary crime fiction that explores the capacity for good and evil in us all"--

Available copies

  • 5 of 8 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

1 current hold with 8 total copies.
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Dansville Public Library FIC FLI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300430922
Available
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Geneva Public Library FLINT (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300912109
Available
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Ontario Public Library FIC FLI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300706728
Available
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Palmyra Community Library FLI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300340765
Available
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica FLIN (Text)
Fiction
52149100546458
Checked out
09/05/2017
Victor Farmington Library FLI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300786759
Checked out
08/30/2017
Williamson Public Library FIC FLI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52152300639313
Available
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC FLI (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002719234
Checked out
08/30/2017

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