Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin's murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child's game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town
Paperback edition of Tartt's huge selling second novel, follow up to the worldwide bestseller, "The Secret History". 12 year old Harriet's family is still suffering from the mysterious death of her brother 12 years earlier, and so she sets out with her only friend to find his murderer and punish him. "Destined to become a special kind of classic" "New York Times"
Donna Tartt, geboren 1963 in Greenwood/Mississippi. Ab 1981 Beginn des Studiums an der Universität von Mississippi, dann Wechsel auf das Bennington College in Vermont, dort 1986 Abschluss. Bereits während des Studiums Beginn mit Veröffentlichungen. Die Autorin lebt in Charlottesville/Virginia und Manhattan.