The Resource See what I have done, Sarah Schmidt

See what I have done, Sarah Schmidt

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See what I have done
Title
See what I have done
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Schmidt
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Language
eng
Summary
He was still bleeding. I yelled, "Someone's killed Father." I breathed in kerosene air, licked the thickness from my teeth. The clock on the mantel ticked ticked. I looked at Father, the way hands clutched to thighs, the way the little gold ring on his pinky finger sat like a sun. I gave him that ring for his birthday when I no longer wanted it. "Daddy," I had said. "I'm giving this to you because I love you." He had smiled and kissed my forehead. A long time ago now. On 4 August 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the inquest into the deaths, Lizzie Borden was arrested and charged with the murder of her father and her stepmother. Through the eyes of Lizzie's sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, the enigmatic stranger Benjamin and the beguiling Lizzie herself, we return to what happened that day in Fall River. Lizzie Borden took an axe. Or did she?
Summary
Lizzie Borden took an axe... and, well, we all know what happened next. Or do we? This unsettling debut by Australian author Sarah Schmidt tells the story from the (conflicting) perspectives of Lizzie, her elder sister, a maid in the Borden household, and a stranger whose surprising connection to the crime is gradually revealed. With its creeping dread and unreliable narrators, See What I Have Done may appeal to fans of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2018.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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10557046
Cataloging source
ANL
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Schmidt, Sarah
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
See what I have done, Sarah Schmidt
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057880945
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780733636882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
See what I have done, Sarah Schmidt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057880945
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780733636882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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