Astray

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Picador, 2012 - Short stories - 274 pages
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The characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's latest fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters. They cross other borders, too: those of race, law, sex and sanity.

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Not being a huge short story fan I started this book with a little bit of trepidation, especially after having loved “Room” so much. But, despite the format, I enjoyed this book very much. Each story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

Astray is a fascinating and diverse collection of fourteen short stories/vignettes loosely based on snippets from letters, newspaper articles, footnotes, and other historical documents. Donoghue has ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

EMMA DONOGHUE, born in Dublin, is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose eight novels include the internationally bestselling Room--winner of both the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and Caribbean region) and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Man Booker Prize--as well as Slammerkin, Life Mask and The Sealed Letter. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two children.

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