Crooked heart : a novel / Lissa Evans.Material type: TextPublication details: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, Description: 282 pages ; 22 cmISBN: 9780062364838 :; 0062364839Subject(s): Orphans -- Fiction | Widows -- Fiction | Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- London -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: A precocious orphan evacuee and a debt-ridden widow con artist forge an unlikely alliance and take advantage of unscrupulous money-making opportunities in the bombed suburbs of World War II England.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan evacuee.
When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge--a thirty-six-year old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it.
Noel's mourning his godmother Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years, raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs--and what she's never had--is a cool head and the ability to make a plan.
On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team.
Together, they cook up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war--and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all. . . .
A precocious orphan evacuee and a debt-ridden widow con artist forge an unlikely alliance and take advantage of unscrupulous money-making opportunities in the bombed suburbs of World War II England.