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Pan Macmillan, Oct 25, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (2012)

Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who spent eight years in England before moving to Canada. Her fiction includes Slammerkin, Life Mask, Touchy Subjects, The Sealed Letter and the international bestseller Room (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes)

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