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The little girl who was too fond of matches : a novel

Author: Gaétan Soucy
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Alone with their authoritarian father on a vast estate where time has stopped, two siblings speak a language and inhabit a surreal universe of their own making, shaped by their reading of philosophy and tales of chivalry. When their father dies and the children set out to bury him, they encounter the inhabitants of the neighboring village, and the pair's cloak of romance and superstition falls away to reveal the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gaétan Soucy
ISBN: 1559705884 9781559705882 1611452635 9781611452631
OCLC Number: 46685359
Description: 138 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes.
Responsibility: Gaétan Soucy ; translated from the French by Sheila Fischman.

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Alone with their authoritarian father on a vast estate where time has stopped, two siblings speak a language and inhabit a surreal universe of their own making, shaped by their reading of philosophy and tales of chivalry. When their father dies and the children set out to bury him, they encounter the inhabitants of the neighboring village, and the pair's cloak of romance and superstition falls away to reveal the appalling truth of their existence. A brilliant, masterful story in which nothing is as it first seems, "The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches" is a triumph of suspense, linguistic invention, and playfulness that peers into the heart of guilt, cruelty, and violence.

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