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The Snowmans Children is a moving, psychologically intense first novel that tells the story of an incident from one mans childhood in the 1970s when a serial killer called The Snowman stalked the streets of suburban Detroit. The incident, a result of the good but woefully misguided juvenile intentions of a young boy named Mattie and his best friend, Spencer, forced Matties family to leave their home, and eventually forced him, at age twenty-nine, to return. The Snowmans spooky presence charges these pages with angst and dread, but The Snowmans Children is not so much a story of the killer or his victims as it is a story about the fragile nature of childhood, the final fragmentation of Detroit, and the very human longing for closure, understanding, and the love of good friends. Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird in its poignant portrait of childhood, and infused with the beautifully written brand of suspense that calls to mind Smillas Sense of Snow, The Snowmans Children marks the arrival of an important new voice in American literature.
Title: The Snowman's Children
Categories: Contemporary Fiction,
Publisher: NY, Caroll & Graf (Avalon): 2002
ISBN Number: 0786710829
ISBN Number 13: 9780786710829
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 002648
Description: 324 pp. Nearly new. Possible book club edition, no retail price listed on dust jacket. A first novel by Hirshberg, telling the tale of 11-year-old boys struggling to survive in a fragmented, racially divided Detroit beset by fear of a serial killer. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Keywords: CRIME. SERIAL KILLER. CHILDHOOD. DETROIT. MYSTERY. SUSPENSE. RACIAL. ADOLESCENCE.