The Good Thief: A Novel

By | December 17, 2017
The Good Thief: A Novel Author Hannah Tinti
ISBN-10 0385337469
ISBN-13 9780385337465
Year 2009-08-11
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Dial Press Trade Paperback
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Richly imagined gothically spooky and replete with the ingenious storytelling ability of a born novelist The Good Thief introduces one of the most appealing young heroes in contemporary fiction and ratifies Hannah Tinti as one of our most exciting new talents Winner of the 2008 John Sargent Sr First Novel Prize AWashington PostBest Book of 2008 AKirkus ReviewsBest Book of 2008Twelve year old Ren is missing his left hand How it was lost is a mystery that Ren has been trying to solve for his entire life as well as who his parents are and why he was abandoned as an infant at Saint Anthonys Orphanage for boys He longs for a family to call his own and is terrified of the day he will be sent alone into the world But then a young man named Benjamin Nab appears claiming to be Rens long lost brother and his convincing tale of how Ren lost his hand and his parents persuades the monks at the orphanage to release the boy and to give Ren some hope But is Benjamin really who he says he is Journeying through a New England of whaling towns and meadowed farmlands Ren is introduced to a vibrant world of hardscrabble adventure filled with outrageous scam artists grave robbers and petty thieves If he stays Ren becomes one of them If he goes hes lost once again As Ren begins to find clues to his hidden parentage he comes to suspect that Benjamin not only holds the key to his future but to his past as well From the Hardcover edition

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