Curious toys : a novel / Elizabeth Hand
Book | Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company | 2019 | First edition.
3 holds on first copy returned of 16 copies

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Edition
First edition.
Description
373 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-373).
Summary
"In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams the famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble. Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred. The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for.-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN
9780316485883 (hardcover)
0316485888 (hardcover)
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