The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories

The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories

Emma Donoghue


Donoghue reveals her idea for those wry, strong stories in imprecise scraps of old files: an engraving of a girl giving delivery to rabbits; an outbreak ballad; surgical case notes; theological pamphlets; an articulated skeleton. right here kings, surgeons, squaddies, and girls of relaxation rub shoulders with cross-dressers, cult leaders, poisoners, and arsonists.

Whether she's spinning the story of an Irish soldier tricked into marrying a dowdy spinster, a Victorian surgeon's makes an attempt to "improve" ladies, a seventeenth-century countess who ran away to Italy disguised as a guy, or an "undead" murderess returning for the maid she left at the back of to be carried out in her position, Emma Donoghue brings to her tales an "elegant, colourful prose packed with unforgettable attractions, sounds and scents" (Elle). right here she summons the ghosts of these girls who counted for not anything of their personal day, yet who come to unforgettable lifestyles in fiction.

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