The Resource Saint X

Saint X

Label
Saint X
Title
Saint X
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Subject
Summary
'Part "true-crime" thriller and part coming-of-age novel... Saint X is irresistibly suspenseful and canny.' Joyce Carol OatesClaire 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 vacation. 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.PRAISE FOR SAINT X'This killer debut is both a thriller with a vivid setting and an insightful study of race, class, and obsession.' Kirkus Reviews, starred review'Mystery fans will appreciate this engrossing read' Vogue, Best Books to Read This Winter
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Schaitkin, Alexis
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Psychological Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • General Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
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Saint X
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:MAC_732011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760980252
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Saint X
Control code
BORROWBOX:MAC_732011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760980252
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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