The Good Thief

Author: Tinti Hannah
Type: aBook
Date Released: 0000
Format: mp3
Language: English
Page Count: 0
Isbn10 Code: -
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Hannah Tintis first novel, The Good Thief, opens at a Catholic orphanage in New England, where the statue of St. Anthony in the courtyard cant help the boys recover what theyve lost. Ren, the books hero, is missing not only his family but also his left hand, the skin mysteriously sewn up at the wrist. Passed over for adoption because of the lost hand, Ren begins stealing small objects as recompense. The novel is set in the mid-19th century, with Indians being fought in the West. When Ren is 11, an ex-soldier named Benjamin Nab arrives at St. Anthonys and chooses Ren from all the other boys....The plot is Dickensian, and so are some of the names, but the style isnt. Tintis prose is straightforward and measured, with none of Dickenss baroque whimsy....nd it is a book for adults, in addition to being the kind of story that might have kept you reading all day when you were home sick from school. Its about the nature of family