A Crime in the Neighborhood

By: Berne, Suzanne

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An auspicious debut novel by a young writer who will remind readers of Anne Lamott and Anne Tyler
Crime in the Neighborhood centers on a headline event-- the molestation and murder of a twelve-year-old boy in a Washington, D.C., suburb. At the time of the murder, 1973, Marsha was nine years old and as an adult she still remembers that summer as a time when murder and her own family's upheaval were intertwined. Everyone, it seemed to Marsha at the time, was committing crimes. Her father deserted his family to take up with her mother's younger sister. Her teenage brother and sister were smoking and shoplifting, and her mother was "flirting" with Mr. Green, the new next-door neighbor. Even the president of the United States seemed to be a crook. But it is Marsha's own suspicions about who committed this crime that has the town up in arms and reveals what happens when fear runs wild.

Title: A Crime in the Neighborhood

Author Name: Berne, Suzanne

Categories: General,

Publisher: Penguin Group(CA):

ISBN Number: 0140273328

ISBN Number 13: 9780140273328

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 236832

Description: 0140273328