Lullabies for Little Criminals

Lullabies for Little Criminals

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2006
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Heather O'Neill dazzles with a first novel of extraordinary prescience and power, a subtly understated yet searingly effective story of a young life on the streets--and the strength, wits, and luck necessary for survival.

At thirteen, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a charismatic and dangerous local pimp who runs an army of sad, slavishly devoted girls--a volatile situation even the normally oblivious Jules cannot ignore. And when an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006
Edition: Unabridged ed. --
ISBN: 9781554681280
Branch Call Number: FIC/O'NE
Additional Contributors: McDonald, Miriam


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bandblair Jul 03, 2017

I really enjoyed the story and the writing style. I agree with the comments about the narrator. She had difficulty with making her voice angry and I could never tell the difference between who was talking.

Oct 18, 2014

This story is fascinating but the audiobook version is very disappointing as the reader is not only monotonous but also makes mistakes, especially in the pronunciation of French words (the story takes place in Montreal).

beckz Oct 21, 2008

How oblivious we are to this world and issues when we are so far removed yet its right in front of us. Having a 13 year old daughter made it that more scary and real that this happens in our society and right here in our country (and most likely in our city). An eye opener.

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