By Lissa Evans
Paper Moon meets the Blitz during this unique black comedy, set in global struggle II England, chronicling an not likely alliance among a small time con artist and a tender orphan evacuee.
When Noel Bostock—aged ten, no family—is evacuated from London to flee the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the town with Vera Sedge—a thirty-six-year outdated widow drowning in accounts and dependents. continuously determined for funds, she’s unscrupulous approximately how she will get it.
Noel’s mourning his godmother Mattie, a former suffragette. clever past his years, raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic perspective towards schooling, he has little in universal with different young children or even much less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made concern to the subsequent. The war’s supplied unheard of possibilities for getting cash, yet what Vee needs—and what she’s by no means had—is a funky head and the power to make a plan.
On her personal, she’s a catastrophe. With Noel, she’s a team.
Together, they prepare dinner up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts off to make a revenue and Noel starts off to regain his curiosity in existence. yet there are many people making a living out of the war—and a few of them are risky. Noel can have been moved to security, yet he isn’t really secure in any respect. . . .
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Crooked Heart: A Novel by Lissa Evans