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.
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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