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How to set a fire and why, by Jesse Ball

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How to set a fire and why
Title
How to set a fire and why
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by Jesse Ball
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Language
eng
Summary
A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Fourteen-year-old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears. She is angry with almost everyone, especially people who tell her what to do. She follows the one rule that makes any sense to her: Don't Do Things You Aren't Proud Of. Orphaned and living with her elderly aunt in poverty in the converted garage of a large mansion, Lucia makes her way through the world with only a book, a Zippo lighter, and a pocket full of stolen licorice. Expelled from school, again, Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother in The Home. When Lucia discovers a secret Arson Club, she will do anything to be a part of it. Her own arson manifesto is a marvellous anarchist pamphlet, written with biting wit and striking intelligence. The voice of teenaged Lucia is a tour de force: a brilliant, wrenching cry from the heart and mind of a super-smart, funny girl who can't help telling us the truth, a riveting chronicle of family, misguided friendship, and loss. How to Set a Fire and Why is Jesse Ball's most accessible novel yet; after Silence Once Begun and A Cure for Suicide, the pyrotechnics on display here will dazzle
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ANL
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1978-
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Ball, Jesse
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • Teenage girls
  • Pyromania
  • Arson
Label
How to set a fire and why, by Jesse Ball
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Copyright
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First published: Pantheon Books : New York, 2016
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056517012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781925355475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930556197
Label
How to set a fire and why, by Jesse Ball
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: Pantheon Books : New York, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056517012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781925355475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930556197

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