The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

eBook - 2008
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After the death of her father, Laurel is haunted by a legacy of family secrets, hidden shame, and shattered glass. Immersing herself in the heady rhythms of a city that is like something wild, caged, and pacing, Laurel tries to lose herself. But when she runs away from the past, she discovers a passion so powerful, it brings her roundabout and face-to-face with the demons she wants to avoid. In a stunning departure from her enormously popular Weetzie bat books, Francesca Lia Block weaves a darkly exhilarating tale of shattered passions and family secrets.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2008
ISBN: 9780061658501
0061658502
9780061658518
0061658510
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
PZ7.B61945 Han 2008eb
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cootloon
Aug 27, 2010

A short book which attempted to convey depth and insight with juvenile literary techniques - gimmicks, rather - but failed miserably. The overall writing itself was sub-par, and the technique of an unreliable narrator was detrimental. A very quick read, owing to its being bereft of intricacies and nuances. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Oct 02, 2010

cootloon thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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