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ISBN-10: 0316324671
ISBN-13: 9780316324670
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 02/24/2015
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.40" W, 1.20" H

Frog Music

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Overview

From the author of the worldwide bestseller Room: “Her greatest achievement yet…Emma Donoghue 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 Beunon, 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 notorious 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 Donoghue’s lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.

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"A riveting literary thriller.... Donoghue brilliantly conjures the chaos of a boomtown in the grip of both a heat wave and a smallpox epidemic; her cast of colorful lowlifes includes the freeloading Arthur and his sycophantic best friend, Ernest. But it's Blanche and Jenny who hold our attention.... FROG MUSIC begins with a mystery: Who killed Jenny? But it enthralls with two other questions: Who was Jenny? Who will Blanche become?"–Karen Holt, O, The Oprah Magazine
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Details

ISBN-10: 0316324671
ISBN-13: 9780316324670
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 02/24/2015
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.40" W, 1.20" H
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