The Resource Church of Marvels : [a novel], Leslie Parry

Church of Marvels : [a novel], Leslie Parry

Label
Church of Marvels : [a novel]
Title
Church of Marvels
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Parry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"New York, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs. Odile Church and her beautiful sister, Belle, were raised amid the applause and magical pageantry of The Church of Marvels, their mother's spectacular Coney Island sideshow. But the Church has burnt to the ground, their mother dead in its ashes. Now Belle, the family's star, has vanished into the bowels of Manhattan, leaving Odile alone and desperate to find her. A young woman named Alphie awakens to find herself trapped across the river in Blackwell's Lunatic Asylum--sure that her imprisonment is a ruse by her husband's vile, overbearing mother. On the ward she meets another young woman of ethereal beauty who does not speak, a girl with an extraordinary talent that might save them both. As these strangers' lives become increasingly connected, their stories and secrets unfold. Moving from the Coney Island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East Side, a spectacular human circus to a brutal, terrifying asylum, Church of Marvels takes readers back to turn-of-the-century New York--a city of hardship and dreams, love and loneliness, hope and danger" -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parry, Leslie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abandoned children
  • Sisters
  • Asylums
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Church of Marvels : [a novel], Leslie Parry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky274484116
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780062367556
Lccn
2015016501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Church of Marvels : [a novel], Leslie Parry
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky274484116
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780062367556
Lccn
2015016501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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