By Emma Donoghue
From the writer of the global bestseller Room: "Her maximum fulfillment yet...Emma Donoghue indicates greater than diversity with FROG MUSIC--she exhibits genius." -- Darin Strauss, writer of part a Life
Summer of 1876: San Francisco is within the fierce grip of a record-breaking warmth wave and a smallpox epidemic. during the window of a railroad saloon, a tender lady named Jenny Bonnet is shot useless.
The survivor, her buddy Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the following 3 days, she is going to probability every thing to carry Jenny's assassin to justice--if he doesn't tune her down first. the tale Blanche struggles to piece jointly is one among free-love bohemians, determined paupers, and smug millionaires; of jealous males, icy ladies, and broken little ones. It's the key lifetime of Jenny herself, a infamous personality who breaks the legislations each morning through getting dressed: a charmer as slippery because the frogs she hunts.
In exciting, cinematic type, FROG song digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. jam-packed with songs that migrated internationally, Emma Donoghue's lyrical story of affection and bloodshed between lowlifes captures the heart beat of a boomtown like no different.
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