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First Confession (Paperback)
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First Confession (Paperback)

Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 17/04/1992
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Two spoiled children, the willful Andrea and her cousin Victor, take up spying and stealing when they discover where the town hooker hides her money. Their theft tragically unleashes a series of events, among them murder and suicide.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393308471
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 203 x 140 x 28 mm

"Through the eyes of [the] small heroine, a wicked but touchingly vulnerable little girl . . . First Confession enjoys a robust plot and multidimensional characters. . . . Fontes's greatest talent, though, is her ability to see and define the world through the senses of a child." -- Philadelphia Inquirer
"Simmering first novel. . . . Writing with a vivid sense of character, class, culture, and place, Fontes has produced a novel as nasty, compelling and horrendous as childhood itself." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Montserrat Fontes has listened to the rhythms that connect two languages, and divined a voice like nothing I've read before: Carson McCullers with a Spanish accent. First Confession invited me into the rich, dark place where life reveals itself to wide-eyed children, and it kept talking to me for a long time after I'd turned the final page." -- Barbara Kingsolver
"A splendid tour de force. I picked the book up and could not put it down. . . . She renders the border-life in all its stark and realistic darkness. . . . The children, Andrea and Victor, are alive and full of light, carrying in their hearts a bit of each of us." -- Jimmy Santiago Boca

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