The Little Friend by Donna Tartt [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 2002 • Knopf

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The Little Friend by Donna Tartt


 Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Dust jacket has some minor shelf wear; but otherwise clean and in tact now housed in a new archival quality jacket protector.

Book reads nicely.  Boards show some wear; slight spine crack along an initaled front endpaper [see last photo]  Binding is otherwise tight.   Reads clean; minor discoloration to text block.

Bestselling author Donna Tartt returns with a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil.

The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet - unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss.