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The Resource Dear thief, Samantha Harvey

Dear thief, Samantha Harvey

Label
Dear thief
Title
Dear thief
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Harvey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the middle of a winter's night, a woman wraps herself in a blanket, picks up a pen and starts writing to an estranged friend. In answer to a question you asked a long time ago, she writes, and so begins a letter that calls up a shared past both women have preferred to forget. Without knowing if her friend, Butterfly, is even alive or dead, she writes night after night - a letter of friendship that turns into something more revealing and recriminating. By turns a belated outlet of rage, an act of self-defence, and an offering of forgiveness, the letter revisits a betrayal that happened a decade and a half before, and dissects what is left of a friendship caught between the forces of hatred and love. The thoughtfulness, intensity and sheer beauty of her writing in her first two novels, The Wilderness and All Is Song, brought Samantha Harvey both huge acclaim and many prize shortlistings. Those readers who loved those novels will fall on Dear Thief with relief and delight
Summary
Dear Thief is a letter to an old friend, a song, a jewel, and a continuously surprising triangular love story. Samantha Harvey writes with a dazzling blend of fury and beauty about the need for human connection and the brutal velnerability that need exposes
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361476
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harvey, Samantha
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Letter writing
Target audience
adult
Label
Dear thief, Samantha Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053728629
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780224101721
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
Dear thief, Samantha Harvey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053728629
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780224101721
Isbn Type
(hardback)

Library Locations

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