Author: Emma Donoghue

Book Review: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Posted April 1, 2014 in Reviews / 27 Comments
Book Review: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

It’s the summer of 1876, and boomtown San Francisco is sweltering under a heatwave. Blanche, a French circus-performer-turned-burlesque-dancer living with her fancy man, befriends a mysterious woman named Jenny, who wears men’s clothing and catches frogs for a living. When the novel opens, Blanche and Jenny are languishing at a railroad saloon in a border town, and suddenly Jenny is fatally shot through the window. Although she has only known Jenny for a month, Blanche is determined to bring the […]