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The Resource The child thief, Dan Smith

The child thief, Dan Smith

Label
The child thief
Title
The child thief
Statement of responsibility
Dan Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
December 1930, Western Ukraine. Luka is a veteran of the First World War and the Russian Civil War. All he wants now is a quiet life with his wife, twin sons and young daughter. Their small village has, so far, managed to remain hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality and labour camp deportations. But everything changes the day the stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing the bodies of two children. In a fervour, the villagers lynch the stranger, despite Luka's protests. But when calm is restored, the mob leader, Dimitri, discovers his daughter has vanished. Luka is the only man with the skills to find who could have stolen a child in these frozen white wastelands - and besides, the missing girl is best friends with Luka's daughter Lara, and he promises her that he will find her friend and bring her home. Together with his sons and Dimitri, Luka sets out in pursuit across lands ravaged by war and gripped by treachery
Summary
In the shadow of the Soviet takeover, a veteran of the First World War tracks a missing girl across frozen Russia after she is kidnapped by a skillful hunter who is using the child as bait in a perverse game.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10182822
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Dan
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Missing persons
  • Ukraine, Western
Target audience
adult
Label
The child thief, Dan Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049234293
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781409142614
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)794929558
Label
The child thief, Dan Smith
Publication
Control code
000049234293
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781409142614
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)794929558

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