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Author Dicker, JoŽl, 1985-

Uniform Title Verite sur l'affaire Harry Quebert. English.
Title The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : [a novel] / Joel Dicker ; Translated from the French by Sam Taylor.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  843 D549    ---  Available
Description vii, 643 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Note "Originally published in French as La verite sur l'affaire Harry Quebert by Les Editions de Fallois, Paris.
Contents In the caverns of memory -- Marcus the Magnificent -- Is it possible to fall in love with a fifteen-year-old girl? -- The importance of knowing how to fall (Burrows College, Massachusetts, 1998-2002) -- Where the hydrangeas were planted -- N-O-L-A (Somerset, New Hampshire, June 14, 1975) -- About Nola -- Memories of Independence Day -- Those who knew her well -- Police investigation -- On the difficulties of love -- The day of the garden party -- The Harry Quebert affair -- Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts, late July, 1975) -- Escape attempt -- The origin of evil (Somerset, New Hampshire, August 11-20, 1975) -- Before the storm -- August 30, 1975 -- The storm -- The man who painted pictures -- Waiting for Nola -- In search of a fifteen-year-old girl (Somerset, New Hampshire, September 1-18, 1975) -- A black Monte Carlo -- The identity of anonymous -- After Nola -- The Barnaski principle -- The girl who touched the heart of America -- Sweet home Alabama -- Election Day -- Endgame -- The truth about the Harry Quebert affair.
Summary "The #1 internationally bestselling thriller, and ingenious book within a book, about the disappearance of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl and, 30 years later, a young American writer's determination to clear his mentor's name--and find the inspiration for his next bestseller. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of America's most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms. But Marcus's plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan--whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor's books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset's citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a successful and true novella? A global phenomenon, with sales approaching a million copies in France alone and rights sold in more than thirty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction.
Authors, American -- Fiction.
New Hampshire -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787.
Suspense fiction.
Added Author Taylor, Sam, 1970- translator.
ISBN 9780143126683 (paperback)
0143126687 (paperback)

 
    
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