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2013 Short-listed

Edge Hill Short Story Prize

2012 Short-listed

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year

Picador

25 October 12
9781447209690
0
£7.99
390 mins
Dion Graham, James Langton,

Synopsis

With the turn of each page, the characters that roam across these pages go astray. They are emigrants, runaways, drifters; gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross borders of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, under duress or incognito.

This fascinating collection from Emma Donoghue, author of the internationally bestselling Room, is a sequence of fourteen fact-inspired fictions about travels to, in and from North America, Astray offers a past in scattered pieces, a surprising and moving history for restless times.