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Author Rosenberg, Jordy, author.

Title Confessions of the Fox : a novel / Jordy Rosenberg.

Publication Info. New York : One World, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Fiction    ROSENBERG,JOR    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC ROSENBERG,J    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC ROSENBERG,J    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Hastings Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 329 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329).
Summary "Set in the eighteenth century London underworld, this bawdy, genre-bending novel reimagines the life of thief and jailbreaker Jack Sheppard to tell a profound story about gender, love, and liberation. Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary eighteenth century thief. No one knows Jack's true story--his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled Confessions of the Fox. Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at twelve, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack." When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where scamps and rogues clash with London's newly established police force, queer subcultures thrive, and ominous threats of an oncoming plague abound. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious--and most wanted--thieves in history."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sheppard, Jack, 1702-1724 -- Fiction.
Thieves -- Fiction.
Transgender people -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Love stories.
ISBN 9780399592270 (hardback) $27.00
039959227X (hardback) $27.00
9780399592294 (ebook)
0399592296 (ebook)

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