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Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler (1993 Paperback)


£8.00

Good condition used March 1993 First Print
Zebra Books Paperback Edition.
(First published 1991 in hardback by Henry Holt).

Published by Zebra Books/ Kensington Pub, NY.
Author: Karen Joy Fowler.
ISBN: 9780821740880.
Approx dims: 175mm h x 105mm w x 23mm d.

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Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler

Condition and Description:

Good condition used March 1993 First Print Zebra Books Paperback Edition.
(First published 1991 in hardback by by Henry Holt & Co).

Published by Zebra Books/ Kensington Publishing Corp, NY, USA.
Author: Karen Joy Fowler.
ISBN: 9780821740880.
Approx dims: 175mm h x 105mm w x 23mm d.

Intact clean, glossy condition covers with slight creasing and rubbing to edges and corners, plus slight signs of handling. Intact slightly rubbed spine. 381 clean tanned inside pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler:

Two unlikely people form an unexpected bond in Karen Joy Fowler’s captivating historical novel.

When black cloaked Sarah Canary wanders into a Chinese labour 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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