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Confessions of the fox

Rosenberg, Jordy. Book - 2018 Adult Book / Fiction / Historical / Rosenberg, Jordy, Fiction / Rosenberg, Jordy None on shelf 5 requests on 2 copies Community Rating: 3 out of 5

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Westgate Adult Books, NEW Adult Book / Fiction / Historical / Rosenberg, Jordy Westgate Branch Due 12-28-2018
Downtown 1st Floor, NEW Fiction / Rosenberg, Jordy Downtown Library Due 01-07-2019

"Set in the eighteenth century London underworld, this bawdy, genre-bending novel reimagines the life of thief and jailbreaker Jack Sheppard to tell a profound story about gender, love, and liberation. Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary eighteenth century thief. No one knows Jack's true story--his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled Confessions of the Fox. Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at twelve, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack." When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where scamps and rogues clash with London's newly established police force, queer subcultures thrive, and ominous threats of an oncoming plague abound. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious--and most wanted--thieves in history. An imaginative retelling of Brecht's Threepenny Opera, Confessions of the Fox blends high-spirited adventure, subversive history, and provocative wit to animate forgotten histories and the extraordinary characters hidden within. "Confessions of the Fox is a riotous and transporting novel. It's rich in the sound of another time, while thrillingly germane to our own. Jordy Rosenberg is a total original--part scamp, part genius--who has written a rollicking page-turner of a first novel. Hang on for the ride."--Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts "Hot damn! Jordy Rosenberg is one of the finest new talents I've seen in many years, and Confessions of the Fox is a startlingly good debut novel. The book is rich with fact and well-invented fiction, bubbling with ideas that surprise and satisfy."--Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : One World, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 329 pages ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780399592270
039959227X

SUBJECTS
Thieves -- Fiction.
Transgender people -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Historical fiction.