The Resource Frog music : a novel, Emma Donoghue

Frog music : a novel, Emma Donoghue

Label
Frog music : a novel
Title
Frog music
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco. Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave 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, she 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 boomtown like no other"--
Summary
"Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco. Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave 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, she 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 boomtown like no other"--
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282066
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donoghue, Emma
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.O547
LC item number
F76 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women dancers
  • Murder
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Frog music : a novel, Emma Donoghue
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn855905294
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780316324687
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014000840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)855905294
Label
Frog music : a novel, Emma Donoghue
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn855905294
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780316324687
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014000840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)855905294

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