Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Manikin is not a mannequin, but the curious estate of Henry Craxton, Sr. in a rural western New York State. Dubbed the “Henry Ford of Natural History,” by 1917 Craxton has become America’s preeminent taxidermist. Into this magic box of a world—filled with eerily inanimate gibbons and bats, owls and peacocks, quetzals and crocodiles—wanders young Peg Griswood, daughter of Craxton’s newest housekeeper. Part coming-of-age story, part gothic mystery, and part exploration of the intimate embrace between art and life, The Manikin is compulsively readable and beautifully written.
Used availability for Joanna Scott's The Manikin
February 1996 : USA Hardback
December 2002 : USA Paperback
February 1998 : USA Paperback
September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition