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Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who spent eight years in England before moving to Canada. Her fiction includes Slammerkin, Life Mask, Touchy Subjects, The Sealed Letter and the international bestseller Room (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes)
From the bestselling author of "Room" and "The Sealed Letter" comes this dazzling collection of 14 fact-inspired short stories set in and around North America. Featuring a motley crew of emigrants, runaways, drifters, gold miners, counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves, this mesmerising volume transports the reader from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, and from antebellum Louisiana to a 1960s highway, encompassing four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present.