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… (more)

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Change is inevitable for the migrant — and for us all. In Astray, Donoghue makes us tremble at the idea and revel in its possibilities.

Donoghue has created a restless world of travelers, finders and seekers, as well as a book that is an interactive narrative hybrid, one that gets us lost in other lives, that probes our history, that reveals the artist behind the work and that ultimately shows us something fresh, unsettling and enduring about ourselves.

Readers looking for the visceral power of “Room” will find tastes of it, but in small, snack-size packages.

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 30, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9780316206266

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 745 KB

Language: English

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