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The Good Thief - Hannah Tinti

The Good Thief - Hannah Tinti
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Title: The Good Thief

Author:  Hannah Tinti

ISBN:  9780755307463

Weight:  765g

Lined and dated signed
first edition, first printing

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The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

Young Ren is missing his parents and a hand and doesn’t know what happened to any of them.  So he is beginning to fear that he will never be claimed from his cold New England orphanage: that his dream of a family – of a life – will come to nothing.

But one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the orphanage.  To Ren’s astonishment, the charming Benjamin Nab says he is his brother, come to bring him home.  And even when his stories grow more and more extraordinary, when he puts Ren’s life in danger again and again and sets him first to theft and then to grave-robbing, Ren cannot quite abandon hope that one day all the hunger and danger and unwanted excitement will be worth it, that he will find a family.  But whether Benjamin is to be trusted is another story…

Set in the wild, seamy and extremely strange America of the nineteenth century: a historical novel so brilliantly-written, so richly involving and so touching that you never want it to end.

Peer & Press Reviews

A wonderful historical adventure strongly influenced by Poe, Dickens, and Patricia Highsmith.  An excellent debut novel.

Harper’s Bazaar, Australia

Every once in a while – if you are very lucky – you come upon a novel so marvelous and enchanting and rare that you wish everyone in the world would read it, as well.  The Good Thief is just such a book – a beautifully composed work of literary magic.  That masterpieces don’t come along very often only makes it more wonderful to experience.

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

A confident whirl of a read, with pathos and drama nicely juxtaposed.

Guardian

Bibliographic Info

AttributeDetails
Title:The Good Thief
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Overall condition:Very fine / Very fine
Signed:On the title page
Lined:“What’s the thing you want most in the world?”
Dated:June 13, 2008
Book Stats
Publisher:Headline Publishing Group
Imprint:Headline Review
Awards and prizes:

Alex Awards 2009 – winner

Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2008 – winner

Publication date:
Printed by:CPI Mackays, Chatham
ISBN 13:9780755307463
ISBN 10:0755307461
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:340
Size (h x w x d):223 x 144 x 35mm
Design Credits
Author photograph:Marianne Barcellona
Jacket photographs:Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library (boy) | Alamy (house)

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