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Where the Crawdads Sing



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Author
Owens, Delia
Descriptors
Abandonment
Adolescence
First Love
First Novels
Murder
Mystery
Mystery-Historical, American
Poverty
Southern Fiction
Southerners
Survivalists
Suspense
Young Women
Location/Setting:
South Carolina
Time Period:
1950s
1960s
1970s
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Summary
Kya Clark has been abandoned by her whole family by the age of 10 and grows up alone in the marshes of North Carolina, with no formal education. Kya learns to live off the land and is nearly friendless, having been ostracized by most people in the nearby town of Barkley Cove, who refer to her as the "Swamp Girl." In 1969, when Kya is in her 20s, the body of Chase Andrews, the former high school quarterback football hero, is discovered and a murder investigation ensues, with Kya as the prime suspect.
Critique
Set against the lush backdrop of the North Carolina swamp, this novel is part coming-of-age story, part murder mystery and is filled with expert knowledge of plants, flowers and wildlife behavior. Lyrical, heart-wrenching and unforgettable reading.
ISBN
9780735219090
  iBistro
# of Pages
370
Published
2018
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO


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