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When a hideous woman appears without warning in Washington territory, Chin Ah Kin--certain that she is an immortal sent to enchant him--decides to return her to her white world, and their journey together becomes a magnet for a cast of eccentric characters
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I finished this book and was so knocked out by it that I turned right back to the first page and started it all over again!
Eileen Gaffney, Associate Managing Editor
"An utterly original, groundbreaking book . . . A work of art."
"SOME WRITERS CREATE INDELIBLE WORLDS in a manner that is at once fervent and languorous. . . . The sheer confidence of their vision blinds the reader in a vivid dream. Karen Joy Fowler's Sarah Canary creates that feeling of radiant strangeness. . . . It is ostensibly an account of the adventures of a Chinese railway worker and a special drifter in a long black dress. But Ms. Fowler's willingness to take detours, her unapologetic delight in the odd historical fact, her shadowy humor and the elegant unruliness of her language, all elevate her story from the picaresque to the grand."
--The New York Times Book Review
"UNFORGETTABLE . . . INCANDESCENT . . . BEWITCHING."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"POWERFULLY IMAGINED . . . Drop everything and follow Sarah Canary. . . . Humor and horror, history and myth dance cheek to cheek in this Jack London meets L. Frank Baum world. . . . Here is a work that manages to be at the same time (and often in the same sentence) dark and deep and fun."
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Book Description Henry Holt & Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1991. Soft Cover. Condition: New. SOFTCOVER. When an enigmatic woman cloaked in black wanders into a Chinese labor camp in the Pacific Northwest of 1873, one man is chosen to lead her out into the woods. But soon, he becomes the enchanted follower. Thus begins a magical journey. . . Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Seller Inventory # 002215
Book Description Henry Holt, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition; First Printing. A mint 1st edition hardcover with no names or ANY markings. DJ not price clipped ($21.95) ; 290 pages. Seller Inventory # 35801
Book Description Henry Holt, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition; First Printing. Book and DJ New. No other names, NOT remaindered. New DJ not price clipped ($21.95) ; A mint signed 1st printing. Signed by Fowler at title page, NOT inscribed. ; 290 pages; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 5812
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Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0805017534
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0805017534
Book Description Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # AF 015