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A misfit at an exclusive New England college, Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. And soon they enter a terrifying heart of darkness from which they may never return.
A thriller in the Daphne du Maurier vein, Tartt's debut novel charts the death of innocence among a group of over-privileged New England students. The narrator, Richard Papen, is easily seduced by the snobberies of the classics school at Hampden College, Vermont but - vainly - tries to hold firm against debauchery and murder. (Kirkus UK)
Publication date: 01/07/1993
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||1st July 1993|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Donna Tartt was educated at the University of Mississippi and Bennington College. She lives in Mississippi and New York City.Photograph © Timothy GreenfieldMore About Donna Tartt