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Astray

Astray (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

By Donoghue, Emma

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Counterfeiter. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse. The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's latest fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters. They cross other borders, t...oo: those of race, law, sex and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. Donoghue describes the brutal plot hatched by a slave in conjunction with his master's wife to set them both free; she draws out the difficulties of gold mining in the Yukon, even in the supposedly plentiful early days, and she takes us to an early Puritan community in Massachusetts unsettled by an invented sex scandal. Astray also includes 'The Hunt', a shocking confession of one soldier's violent betrayal during the American Revolution, which has been shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Short Story Award. Astray is a sequence of fourteen stories by the prize-winning author of Room and The Sealed Letter. These strange, true tales light up four centuries of wanderings, offering a past made up of deviations, and a surprising and moving history for restless times.
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ISBN 9781447209508
Released AU 1 Jun 2013
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
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ISBN-13 9781447209508
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Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 1 Jun 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By Donoghue, Emma
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 196g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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