With the turn of each page, the characters that roam across these pages go astray. They are emigrants, runaways, drifters; gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross borders of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, under duress or incognito.
A sequence of fourteen fact-inspired fictions about travels to, in and from North America, Astray offers a past in scattered pieces, a surprising and moving history for restless times.
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Review: AstrayUser Review - Caroline Bell - Goodreads
This book was really interesting. I bought it in the airport on our way to Laos for a week-long vacation, primarily because it was small and could fit in my bag, and because I have read Slammerkin and ... Read full review
Review: AstrayUser Review - Tasha Robinson - Goodreads
The latest anthology from the author of "Room" has an intriguing premise — vignettes and very short stories spun out from old news items and historical records — but the stories Donoghue uncovers ... Read full review