Nosy Parker

Lesley Crewe

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ISBN: 9781774710425

Nosy Parker

  Author:   Lesley Crewe    
  Publisher:  琉璃社区 Publishing Limited

Globe & Mail bestselling Lesley Crewe’s new novel brings readers to 1960s Montreal & features a nosy would-be child detective searching for the truth about her mother.

It’s 1967 in Montreal, the Expo is in full swing, and Audrey Parker has just moved with her dad to Notre-Dame-de-Gr芒ce, a whole new neighbourhood full of different kinds of people to spy on. Audrey is a lot of things: articulate, disarming, forthright. And, as her father reminds her often, indecently nosy.

Audrey scribbles every observation down in her notebooks 鈥 from which foods her new teacher eats for lunch, to how blue the water is in Greece, to what time the one-legged man across the street gets home. She is certain she will soon root out a murderer or uncover a mystery. But there’s only one mystery that really matters to her: her mother. Who was she? How did she die? Why won’t her father ever talk about her?

Over a year of Audrey’s life, we bike with her through the streets of NDG, encountering stray animals, free-range kids, and adults both viciously cruel and wonderful. And we walk with Audrey across the threshold from childhood to adolescence, where she will discover the truth about her mother.

Balancing humour and sadness as expertly as ever, author Lesley Crewe 鈥 who has so often captured Cape Breton perfectly on the page 鈥 turns her incisive observations for the first time to the NDG of the 1960s, where she grew up.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774710425
Item NB1600
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing Limited
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing Limited
Published on June 27 2022
Language eng
Pages 296
Format Paperback
Dimensions6(in) x 9.25(in)
Shipping weight428(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Lesley Crewe is the author of several novels, including Mary, Mary, Amazing Grace, Chloe Sparrow, Kin, and Relative Happiness, which has been adapted into a feature film. Previously a columnist and freelance writer, Lesley lives in Homeville, Nova Scotia. Visit her at lesleycrewe.com.