Astray (CD-Audio)

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ITEM#: 14113464

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge, England, doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography, and stage and radio plays, as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (Slammerkin,Life Mask, The Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Stir-Fry,Hood, Landing). Her international bestseller Room was a New York TimesBest Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes. "The Hunt" (fromAstray) has been short-listed for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, the world's most valuable short story prize.
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.

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ISBN 9781611134209
Genre FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2012-10-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Hachette Audio
Copyright Year 2012
Height 6.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.34 lb
Language English
Volume Number 6
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Donoghue, Emma
Country of Origin United States

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