Released on 25 October 2012.
Edge Hill Short Story Prize
Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year
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.
Emma Donoghue is the bestselling author of Room and more recently of a wonderful collection of short stories, Astray. Read on for reading tips a-plenty.
‘Emma Donoghue writes books that are unlike anything I have ever seen before, and Astray is no exception. There is such a deep and compassionate imagination at work in every story in this collection that Astray feels almost like an act of clairvoyance’
A brilliant story from Emma Donoghue's new collection, Astray.
I don’t know where I am. I peer out the little window at the flat landscape hurtling towards me several thousand feet below, and I think, where on earth is this?
Emma Donoghue's astounding novel Room is a masterful telling of pain, pressure, and human resolve. Here, we offer a sneak peak at an extract from this important piece of fiction.
Watch Emma Donoghue reading from her stunning novel, Room.