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Astray

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Counterfeiter. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse. The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's latest fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters.

They cross other borders, too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. Donoghue describes the brutal plot hatched by a slave in conjunction with his master's wife to set them both free; she draws out the difficulties of gold mining in the Yukon, even in the supposedly plentiful early days, and she takes us to an early Puritan community in Massachusetts unsettled by an invented sex scandal.

Astray also includes "The Hunt'" a shocking confession of one soldier's violent betrayal during the American Revolution, which has been shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Short Story Award. Astray is a sequence of 14 stories by the prize-winning author of Room and The Sealed Letter.

These strange, true tales light up four centuries of wanderings, offering a past made up of deviations and a surprising and moving history for restless times.

    

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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-316-20629-6 / 978-0-316-20629-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4472-0949-4 / 978-1-4472-0949-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2012 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4434-1079-9 / 978-1-4434-1079-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-316-20628-8 / 978-0-316-20628-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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September 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4434-1080-2 / 978-1-4434-1080-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4472-0950-8 / 978-1-4472-0950-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-316-22417-0 / 978-0-316-22417-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-316-22637-8 / 978-0-316-22637-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4472-1195-2 / 978-1-4472-1195-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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October 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4789-5153-2 / 978-1-4789-5153-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-61113-420-X / 978-1-61113-420-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Professor Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-61969-531-6 / 978-1-61969-531-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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October 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Astray
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador
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September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Astray: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA