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Publisher Description

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.

With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
October 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

K.K.Music ,

Unpredicablly Thrilling

Having read and loved the creativity and follow-through of Jack’s voice in “Room”, I starting reading Astray, not originally realizing it was a compliation of short-stories. I am now amazed at how well Donoghue is able to capture the range of voices; from an elephant caretaker, to a prostitue, to grave robbers, to a slave….you seriously don’t know who’s mind and world you’ll be in next! And each narrative has one fact different that makes that story unique and unpredicable. It is a book full of stories, that you won’t know if they pull it off or not!

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