The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.
With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Aimée ain’t Bassett better Body Swap bracelet Brown can’t Caroline child couldn’t Daddy Daddy’s Daddy’s Girl dark didn’t doesn’t door ears Eliza Emma Donoghue eyes face feel fellow Fortymile Fred girl girl’s Goat gold Gomez gone hand he’s head hear Henry Huddlestone husband I’ve Injun Irish Jane Jensen Jersey City Jumbo keep knew laughing Lily living look Mabel Maman Marse McBrearty Millie Miss Missus Mollie Mollie Monroe morning Morrissey mother mouth Murray Hall nègres never night nodded nurses O’Donnells okra Plantation Queenie Queenie’s reckon Sarah Bell says Hughes says Morrissey says Mullen shakes she’d she’s sleep Spirit grocery stare talk Tante Fanny Teague Joanes tell there’s they’d thing thought told turned walk week What’s who’d who’s Wickenburg wife window woman wonder word York you’re