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Frog music : a novel, Emma Donoghue

Label
Frog music : a novel
Title
Frog music
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco. Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called 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"--
Summary
Donoghue returns to historical fiction in this latest offering, based on the unsolved murder of Jenny Bonnet, a cross-dressing frog catcher with a mysterious past. Set in 1870s San Francisco, this brilliant book includes impeccable historical details, from a smallpox epidemic to period songs. -- Diane Scholl for LibraryReads
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282066
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Frog music : a novel, Emma Donoghue
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
855905294
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780316324687
Lccn
2014000840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)855905294
Label
Frog music : a novel, Emma Donoghue
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
855905294
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780316324687
Lccn
2014000840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)855905294

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