Frog Music

by Emma Donoghue

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Thriller and Suspense

Frog Music Synopsis

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.

Frog Music Press 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

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ISBN: 9781447249764
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447249740
Publication date: 27/03/2014
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447249764
Publication date: 12th March 2015
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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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