Frog Music

Hardcover | February 9, 2016

byEmma Donoghue

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From the #1 international bestselling author of Room

It is 1876, and San Francisco, the freewheeling “Paris of the West,” is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave 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, Blanche 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 boom town like no other. Like much of Donoghue’s acclaimed fiction, this larger-than-life story is based on real people and documents. Her prodigious gift for lighting up forgotten corners of history is on full display once again in this unforgettable novel.

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From the #1 international bestselling author of RoomIt is 1876, and San Francisco, the freewheeling “Paris of the West,” is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave 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 Fre...

EMMA DONOGHUE has published six novels, including the internationally acclaimed and bestsellingSlammerkin,Life MaskandThe Sealed Letter, which was longlisted for the Giller Prize. Her most recent book,Room, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the Man Booker Prize. Born in ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.29 inPublished:February 9, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443429112

ISBN - 13:9781443429115

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