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The Resource The motion of puppets, Keith Donohue

The motion of puppets, Keith Donohue

Label
The motion of puppets
Title
The motion of puppets
Statement of responsibility
Keith Donohue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Old City of Québec, Kay Harper falls in love with a puppet in the window of the Quatre Mains, a toy shop that is never open. She is spending her summer working as an acrobat with the cirque while her husband, Theo, is translating a biography of the pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Late one night, Kay fears someone is following her home. Surprised to see that the lights of the toy shop are on and the door is open, she takes shelter inside. The next morning Theo wakes up to discover his wife is missing. Under police suspicion and frantic at her disappearance, he obsessively searches the streets of the Old City. Meanwhile, Kay has been transformed into a puppet, and is now a prisoner of the back room of the Quatre Mains, trapped with an odd assemblage of puppets from all over the world who can only come alive between the hours of midnight and dawn. The only way she can return to the human world is if Theo can find her and recognize her in her new form. So begins a dual odyssey: of a husband determined to find his wife, and of a woman trapped in a magical world where her life is not her own"--Provided by publisher
Summary
"In the Old City of Quâebec, Kay Harper falls in love with a puppet in the window of the Quatre Mains, a toy shop that is never open. She is spending her summer working as an acrobat with the cirque while her husband, Theo, is translating a biography of the pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Late one night, Kay fears someone is following her home. Surprised to see that the lights of the toy shop are on and the door is open, she takes shelter inside. The next morning Theo wakes up to discover hiswife is missing. Under police suspicion and frantic at her disappearance, he obsessively searches the streets of the Old City. Meanwhile, Kay has been transformed into a puppet, and is now a prisoner of the back room of the Quatre Mains, trapped with an odd assemblage of puppets from all over the world who can only come alive between the hours of midnight and dawn. The only way she can return to the human world is if Theo can find her and recognize her in her new form. So begins a dual odyssey: of a husband determined to find his wife, and of a woman trapped in a magical world where her life is not her own"--Provided by publisher
Theme
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Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528896
Cataloging source
DLC
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Donohue, Keith
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Acrobats
  • Puppets
  • Missing persons
  • Québec (Québec)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
The motion of puppets, Keith Donohue
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel" -- book cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930010087
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781250057181
Lccn
2016019172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930010087
Label
The motion of puppets, Keith Donohue
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel" -- book cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930010087
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781250057181
Lccn
2016019172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930010087

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