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See what I have done, Sarah Schmidt, (electronic resource)

Label
See what I have done
Title
See what I have done
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Schmidt
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Language
eng
Summary
Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. Or did she? In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most spellbinding murder cases of all time into a sensitive and humane portrait of two sisters caught inside a volatile household-and what it means to be free and truly loved. On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid Bridget: Someone's killed father. The discovery of the brutal axe-murders of Andrew and Abby Borden under their own roof in Fall River, Massachusetts paralyzes the small community. No one can understand why anyone would want to harm the respected Bordens. But secret witnesses to the crime have a different tale to tell-of a father with an explosive temper; a spiteful step-mother; and two spinster sisters, with a bond even stronger than blood, desperate for their independence. As the police search for clues, Emma comforts an increasingly distraught Lizzie whose memories flash in scattered fragments. Had she been in the barn or the pear arbor to escape the stifling heat of the house? Before or after she last spoke to her stepmother? Were they really gone and would everything be better now? Through the overlapping perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie, her older sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, we return to what happened on that fateful day
Summary
Lizzie Borden took an axe... and, well, we all know what happened next. Or do we? This unsettling debut by Australian author Sarah Schmidt tells the story from the (conflicting) perspectives of Lizzie, her elder sister, a maid in the Borden household, and a stranger whose surprising connection to the crime is gradually revealed. With its creeping dread and unreliable narrators, See What I Have Done may appeal to fans of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2018.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557046
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
See what I have done, Sarah Schmidt, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11928179
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11928179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802189134
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11928179
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11928179
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
See what I have done, Sarah Schmidt, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11928179
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11928179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802189134
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11928179
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11928179
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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