Title: Sarah Canary
Publisher: NY: Henry Holt, 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition- First Printing
In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. An Unread Copy, In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. This is the true first edition that preceded the UK edition by eight months. Author's acclaimed first novel and a Nebula finalist, is a work of magic realism that takes place circa the 1870's in the Washington Territory. Fowler explores the consequences that result when a mute woman inexplicably appears in the midst of a mining camp of chinese immigrants. Lierary s-f at its best. Bookseller Inventory # L006
Synopsis: When black cloaked Sarah Canary wanders into a railway camp in the Washington territories in 1873, Chin Ah Kin is ordered by his uncle to escort "the ugliest woman he could imagine" away. Far away. But Chin soon becomes the follower. In the first of many such instances, they are separated, both resurfacing some days later at an insane asylum. Chin has run afoul of the law and Sarah has been committed for observation. Their escape from the asylum in the company of another inmate sets into motion a series of adventures and misadventures that are at once hilarious, deeply moving, and downright terrifying.
Product Description: 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. . . .
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