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- DescriptionFrom the author of the worldwide bestseller Room Her greatest achievement yet...Emma Doghue shows more than range with FROG MUSIC--she shows genius. -- Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beun, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a torious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts. In thrilling, cinematic style, FROG MUSIC digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Doghue's lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like other.
- Author BiographyBorn in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography, stage and radio plays as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical ( Slammerkin, Life Mask, Landing, The Sealed Letter ) to the contemporary ( Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing ). Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes. For more information, visit www.emmadonoghue.com.
- Author(s)Professor Emma Donoghue
- PublisherLittle, Brown & Company
- Date of Publication01/04/2014
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLittle, Brown & Company
- Weight943 g
- Width160 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine54 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
- Edition Statementlarge type edition
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