Frog Music is a wonderfully evocative novel of intrigue and murder from Emma Donoghue, the author of the international bestseller Room, an emotive and powerful novel that was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker and Orange Prizes.
San Francisco, 1876: A stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead.
Frog Music, inspired by true events, is an evocative novel of intrigue and murder: Elegant, erotic and witty.
“The story is fascinating… Emma Donoghue is clearly a master storyteller.” (Northern Scot Midweek Extra and Irish Examiner)
“Frog Music builds into a gripping tale of a woman’s struggle to survive in the anarchic world of a frontier city and shows what a wonderfully talented and versatile writer Emma Donoghue is.” (Scottish Daily Mail)
“This is another smart and finely wrought consideration of parenthood, further proof of Donoghue’s significant skill as an author.” (The Observer - The New Review)"In Frog Music, Donoghue constructs an entire world in which the characters and material can really breathe… filling every page with a kaleidoscope of detail." (Belfast Telegraph)"Frog Music builds into a gripping tale of a woman’s struggle to survive in the anarchic world of a frontier city and shows what a wonderfully talented and versatile writer Emma Donoghue is." (Daily Mail)"The novel is fast-paced and Donoghue’s talent for storytelling shows in her ability to jump around without every losing the reader. She also has a knack for description: both her characters and the world she portrays come alive in your mind." (Scotland on Sunday)
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To be fair I haven't listened all the way through
more gripping first chapter.
narrator was good ...just distracting with different accents.
all of the first chapter
boring, confusing , far too drawn out.. complete waste of time trying to get into this story. Dissappointing