• Sarah Canary

    Sarah Canary (S.F. Masterworks) (Paperback) By (author) Karen Joy Fowler, Designed by Christopher Gibbs

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    DescriptionWhen black cloaked Sarah Canary wanders into a railway camp in the Washington territories in 1873, Chin Ah Kin is ordered by his uncle to escort "the ugliest woman he could imagine" away. Far away. But Chin soon becomes the follower. In the first of many such instances, they are separated, both resurfacing some days later at an insane asylum. Chin has run afoul of the law and Sarah has been committed for observation. Their escape from the asylum in the company of another inmate sets into motion a series of adventures and misadventures that are at once hilarious, deeply moving, and downright terrifying.

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    Sarah Canary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen Joy Fowler, Designed by Christopher Gibbs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    ISBN 13: 9780575131361
    ISBN 10: 0575131365

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    DC23: 813.6
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Edition statement
    Mass Market Paperback
    Orion Publishing Co
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    Publication date
    13 September 2012
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    Author Information
    Karen Joy Fowler is the author of four earlier novels and two short story collections. Her debut novel, Sarah Canary, was a New York Times Notable Book, as was her second novel, The Sweetheart Season. Fowler's short story collection Black Glass won the World Fantasy Award in 1999. Fowler and her husband, who have two grown children, live in Davis and Santa Cruz, California.
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    When an enigmatic woman cloaked in black wanders into a Chinese labour camp in the Pacific Northwest of 1873, one man is chosen to escort her far away from the fearful inhabitants. But soon, he becomes the enchanted follower. Thus begins a magical journey . . .

    'A work of art' Chicago Tribune

    'A stunning debut' Publishers Weekly

    Karen Joy Fowler (1950-)

    Karen Joy Fowler was born in Indiana. An author of science fiction, fantasy and literary fiction, she is best known for her bestseller The Jane Austen Book Club.