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The Resource Little star, John Ajvide Lindqvist ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

Little star, John Ajvide Lindqvist ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

Label
Little star
Title
Little star
Statement of responsibility
John Ajvide Lindqvist ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Lennart Cederstrom, embittered ex-pop singer, is foraging for mushrooms when he finds a baby left for dead in a plastic bag. He revives her and is utterly astonished by the sound of her crying: the child's voice is a clear, haunting, perfectly pitched note. Lennart decides the girl will be his project. Raised in isolation, untainted by the dross and banality of the everyday, she will become the vehicle for a pure, exquisite music. He installs the baby in the basement and threatens to kill his downtrodden wife if she breathes a word. But their delinquent son Jerry is a harder case and his ideas for the infant prodigy, whom he names Theres, involve talent shows, celebrity and enormous success. Meanwhile the child is growing up and developing a few ideas of her own. Only hers involve a hammer. A hammer, and a very strong taste for violence and a strange ambition to appear on Swedish Idol. Imagine what will happen when she finds a friend who shares her interests
Member of
Summary
Rescuing and raising an abandoned baby girl in the woods, a man enters the child in a singing competition when she develops an astonishingly beautiful voice, a performance that leads to the girl's encounter with another youngster with whom she triggers a horrifying force
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2012.
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10145272
Cataloging source
BT
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1968-
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Ajvide Lindqvist, John
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
novels
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Delargy, Marlaine
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True
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  • Reality television programs
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Little star, John Ajvide Lindqvist ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
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Publication
Note
"First published in Sweden as Lilla Stj衲na by Ordfront, 2010"--T.p. verso
Control code
000047177194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
533 p.
Isbn
9781921758577
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Little star, John Ajvide Lindqvist ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Publication
Note
"First published in Sweden as Lilla Stj衲na by Ordfront, 2010"--T.p. verso
Control code
000047177194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
533 p.
Isbn
9781921758577
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

Library Locations

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