Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151012978, 336pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
Born in Ireland, Emma Donoghue spent many years in England and now lives in Canada. She is the author of Slammerkin as well as two other novels, a collection of short stories, and a collection of fairy tales. Her novels have been translated into eight languages.
PRAISE FOR EMMA DONOGHUE"Every now and again, a writer comes along with a fully loaded brain and a nature so fanciful that she simply must spin out truly original and transporting stuff. To get lost in a book by one of these rare folks is to experience true happinessand genuine relief that we can access such eccentric, untethered genius on a page, instead of, say, in person across the breakfast table. Emma Donoghue is such a writer."THE SEATTLE TIMES
"Nervous and sexy and funny in the best romantic-comedy tradition...warmhearted, readable and entertaining."
"A pleasurable escape."