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Baby is twelve years old. Her mother died not long after she was born and
she lives in a string of seedy flats in Montreal's red light district with
her father Jules, who takes better care of his heroin addiction than he
does of his daughter. Jules is an intermittent presence and a constant
source of chaos in Baby's life - the turmoil he brings with him and the
wreckage he leaves in his wake. Baby finds herself constantly re-adjusting
to new situations, new foster homes, new places, new people, all the while
longing for stability and a 'normal' life.But Baby has a gift - the ability
to find the good in people, a genius for spinning stories and for
cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. She is
bright, smart, funny and observant about life on the dirty streets of a
city and wise enough to realise salvation rests in her own hands.

Heather O'Neill—Lullabies For Little Criminals

  • 9781847243935
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