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The Manikin

A novel by

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 &#8220;Henry Ford of Natural History,&#8221; by 1917 Craxton has become America&#8217;s preeminent taxidermist. Into this magic box of a world&#8212;filled with eerily inanimate gibbons and bats, owls and peacocks, quetzals and crocodiles&#8212;wanders young Peg Griswood, daughter of Craxton&#8217;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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Hardback Editions

February 1996 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Manikin: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-8050-3974-0 / 978-0-8050-3974-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Paperback Editions

December 2002 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Manikin: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-312-42138-9 / 978-0-312-42138-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 1998 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Manikin
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-8050-5591-6 / 978-0-8050-5591-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Manikin: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Scott
Publisher: Picador
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