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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
  

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Emma Donoghue has done it again, produced another novel totally unlike anything she has written so far. This one is a light, easy read of the tangled relationships of colourful people in San Francisco in 1876 where a heat wave and small pox envelop the city. We follow three ex-circus performers, the two men have become failed gamblers, the girl a successful high-class prostitute and dancer. It is a love triangle until a fourth joins their group to upset the balance. Then murder raises its ugly head. Erotic and eventful, it’s full of surprises

If you like Emma Donoghue you might also like to read books by John Boyne, Ray Robinson and John Fowles.

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Synopsis

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Frog Music is the new novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson. San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead. Inspired by a true unsolved crime, Frog Music, a New York Times bestseller, is a dark and compelling story of intrigue and murder.

Reviews

'Time and again, Emma Donoghue writes books that are unlike anything I have ever seen before.'
Ann Patchett

'Emma Donoghue is one of the great literary ventriloquists of our time. Her imagination is kaleidoscopic. She steps borders and boundaries with great ease and style. In her hands the centuries dissolve, and then they crystallize back again into powerful words on the page.'
Colum McCann

'Emma Donoghue follows her bestseller Room with Frog Music. Set during a smallpox epidemic in San Francisco in 1876 and based on a true story, a burlesque dancer sets out to bring her friend's murderer to justice.' -- Hot Books of 2014 Daily Express

About the Author

Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue was born in Ireland in 1969 and lived in England before moving to Canada. Emma writes fiction (including the bestselling Slammerkin), drama for stage and radio, and literary history; Room is her seventh novel. Some of the places she found her inspiration : Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719), feralchildren.com, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006), Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh (1856), John Fowles’s The Collector (1963), Anne Frank’s Diary (1947), Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), Terminator 2 : Judgment Day (1991), The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (1966), but above all in conversation with my five-year-old son.

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Book Info

Publication date

27th February 2015

Author

Emma Donoghue

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www.emmadonoghue.com/

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Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
256 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Historical Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781447249764

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