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The Resource Saint X, Alexis Schaitkin

Saint X, Alexis Schaitkin

Label
Saint X
Title
Saint X
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Schaitkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister Alison vanishes from the luxury resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X on the last night of her family's holiday. Several days later Alison's naked body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men, employees at the resort, are arrested. But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. It's national tabloid news, a lurid mystery that will go unsolved, but for Claire's family there is only the sad return home to broken lives. Years later, riding in a New York City taxicab, Claire recognizes the name on the cabbie's licence, Clive Richardson - her driver is one of the men originally suspected of murdering her sister. The fateful encounter sets her on an obsessive pursuit of the truth, not only what happened on the night of Alison's death, but the no less elusive question of exactly who was this sister she was barely old enough to know: a beautiful, changeable, provocative girl of eighteen at a turbulent moment of identity formation. As Claire doggedly shadows Clive, hoping to gain his trust, waiting for the slip that will uncover the truth, an unlikely intimacy develops between them, two people whose lives were forever marked by a tragedy. Alexis Schaitkin's Saint X is a flawlessly drawn and deeply moving story that hurtles to a devastating end
Summary
When a brief but fateful encounter brings her together with one of the men originally suspected of killing her sister, Claire, hoping to gain his trust and learn the truth, forms an unlikely attachment with this man whose life is forever marked by the same tragedy
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2020.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10843189
Cataloging source
NZLEP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schaitkin, Alexis
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Secrecy
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Taxicab drivers
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Saint X, Alexis Schaitkin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published 2020 by Celadon Books, NewYork
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indigo Bay -- Emily of Pasadena -- Islands -- The little sweet -- Our beautiful daughter -- Gogo -- Evidence -- Ghosts -- Voices -- The real wherever -- Sara -- The secret city -- Snow -- Starlight -- The girl -- Faraway -- Remember this -- Saint X
Control code
000066447571
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529014273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1134472559
Label
Saint X, Alexis Schaitkin
Publication
Note
First published 2020 by Celadon Books, NewYork
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indigo Bay -- Emily of Pasadena -- Islands -- The little sweet -- Our beautiful daughter -- Gogo -- Evidence -- Ghosts -- Voices -- The real wherever -- Sara -- The secret city -- Snow -- Starlight -- The girl -- Faraway -- Remember this -- Saint X
Control code
000066447571
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529014273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1134472559

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